Year: 2014 Source: Journal of Youth Studies.(2012).15(4):421-436. DOI:10.1080/13676261.2012.663894 SIEC No: 20140294

Photographs of self-injury (SI) on the Internet, according to the literature and the wider media, spread and encourage self-destructive behaviour, although very little is known about these effects. Photographs of self-injuries were described as one resource of a SI community culture. Informants often emphasised that the outcome of watching these photos varies due to individual and situational differences.