Self Injury Videos Are Gaining Popularity On You Tube

02.21.11 | Sarah Harnisch

Videos that show people how to harm themselves are growing with alarming popularity on the website you-tube. A new study out of Canada shows there are now over 5-thousand different videos designed to attract young self-injurers. Most show graphic examples of arm cutting or leg cutting. They also feature haunting music and rich imagery that makes cutting appear glamorous. The top 100 videos have been viewed over 2 million times. 1 in every 4 people between the ages of 14 and 24 have admitted to self injury at least once.