Typology and impact of YouTube videos posted in response to a student suicide crisis: Social media metrics and content analyses

Background: Videos relating to suicide are available on YouTube, but their characteristics and impacts have seldom been examined. Objective: This study aimed to examine YouTube videos posted in response to a sudden spate of student suicides in Hong Kong during the 2015-2016 school year and evaluate the impacts of those videos. Methods: Keyword search was […]

High viewership of videos about teenage suicide on Youtube

The recent rise in suicide rate of teenagers has coincided with their increasing use of social media sites. YouTube is the social media platform most commonly used by teenagers. Recent research studies and news reports have highlighted serious concerns about the nature of information available on YouTube and its potential impact. Owing to such concerns, […]