Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Friday December 18, 2015

Secret Hashtags Help Teens Share Dangerous Habits

Would you look at that, teenagers are using secret hashtags to hide their activities from their parents. Say it isn't so! All joking aside, I'm not sure how effective a secret hashtag is with a name like "SecretSociety123."

When it comes to what’s known as non-suicidal self-injury آ– cutting, burning and scratching done with damage rather than death in mind آ– teens can be quite crafty at deploying hashtags that mask their activities, evade content safeguards and advisory warnings, and make it much harder for parents to monitor their virtual lives.