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Popularization of Self-Harm: A Multi-Generational Conversation | Maeve Smith | TEDxTheMastersSchool

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Maeve Smith believes that Generation Z has normalized and perpetuated a culture of self-harm through social media. In this TEDx Talk, Smith shares her personal experience with this topic, as she remembers a close friend who was influenced by this trend. Smith analyzes the negative impact of social media and the internet, and argues that these forums exacerbate the problem. Maeve Smith grew up in a small town in Vermont, where she attended a small, private middle school. It was there that she first saw self-harm encouragement culture develop inside and outside of the classroom. She watched as a close friend was encouraged to self-harm by her peers and began to do so. After this experience, Smith began to focus on the extreme pain this culture causes, as well as the lasting impact it has on a young mind. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

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