Community Community standards Republishing guidelines Friends of The Conversation Research and Expert Database Analytics Events Our feeds Donate Company Who we are Our charter Our team Our blog Partners and funders Resource for media Contact us Stay informed and subscribe to our free daily newsletter and get the latest analysis and commentary directly in your inbox. As lawmakers and prosecutors continue to grapple with the issue, there is concern that some kids could have their futures permanently damaged for engaging in typical teenage behavior. He or she might deny cutting, get angry or upset, cry, yell, or storm off. So for children who have experienced abuse and mistreatment, self harm can be a method of externalising internal wounds by showing this on the surface of the body. You may not know what you're going to say. But legislatures struggle with drawing the line in morality policing.
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Some statesfor example, exempt juveniles who take steps to destroy the image, but it's not clear how fast the image has to be erased. As a parent, you might need to be patient. Set a good example. Troubling times The fact that more of these harming behaviours are seen in teenage girls is of course concerning. Law enforcement asked the boy's mother for the phone as part of a statutory rape investigation in which the boy was not a suspect, Sean Swain, a sergeant with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Department, told Fox News. They cannot always tell you, but they can show you their pain.