‘Toxic childhoods’ blamed for 22,000 self-harm cases

first_imgThe figures showed that in the past year, NHS hospitals treated 18,037 girls and 4,623 boys aged between 10 and 19 after they had deliberately harmed themselves — a rise of 11 per cent. During the same period, cases involving children between 10 and 14 rose from 4,008 to 5,192 — an increase of 30 per cent. Experts warned that cyberbullying on social networking websites had heaped misery on thousands of families, creating childhoods characterised by anxiety and loneliness. Lucie Russell, the director of campaigns at the Young Minds charity, said children were living in an “unprecedentedly toxic climate”, with a 24/7 online culture that they could not switch off. “Cyberbullying and ‘sexting’, bleak employment prospects and a society obsessed with body image are creating a negative environment around children and young people,” she added. The Telegraph 1 October 2013 More than 22,000 children and teenagers were treated in hospital for  self-harming last year, according to official figures which experts said showed the “toxic” effects of social media and a society obsessed with body image.Charities said the statistics, which showed a 30 per cent rise in self-harming among 10 to 14-year-olds, were a “deeply worrying” reflection of the pressures on young people. Young people turned to self-harm as a coping mechanism to manage emotional distress and were too often dismissed as attention seekers, said experts.http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10348593/Toxic-childhoods-blamed-for-22000-self-harm-cases.htmllast_img read more

Football News Four footballers get life bans for Asian match-fixing

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Four players have been banned for life for match-fixing at the AFC Cup, the Asian Football Confederation said Friday. Kursanbek Sheratov from Kyrgyzstan was found guilty of fixing a match involving his club Dordoi FC in the 2017 AFC Cup, Asia’s second-tier continental competition. He also supported betting activity related to the game, the AFC added.Kyrgyz players Vladimir Verevkin and Iliaz Alimov were found guilty of fixing one or more matches involving their side FC Alay. And Tajikistan’s Abduaziz Mahkamov manipulated AFC Cup matches involving FC Alay in 2017 and 2018.The AFC said the punishments, handed down by its disciplinary and ethics committee, showed its “zero-tolerance approach” to match-fixing.Meanwhile, Turkmenistan international Muhadov Suleyman was banned for four years for a doping violation at this year’s Asian Cup, the AFC said.  last_img read more