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A Florida mother has discovered shocking YouTube videos which give children instructions on how to kill themselves.
Free Hess said she found a cartoon on YouTube Kids - described by the Google-owned site as a 'family friendly' version - in which a man showed youngsters how to slit their wrists effectively.
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In the clip a man signals with his hand on his wrist, giving specific advice on how to slit them to 'get results'.
She campaigned to have the clip removed but found this month that it had resurfaced on the site, apparently hidden in the middle of a cartoon.
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The video was still on YouTube despite numerous comments flagging up the harmful content, she said.
Writing on her blog Pedimom, she said: 'Exposure to videos, photos, and other self-harm and suicidal promoting content is a huge problem that our children are facing today.
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'Suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death in individuals between the ages of 10 and 34 and the numbers of children exhibiting some form of self-harm is growing rapidly.
'We have to start doing something NOW and we should start by educating ourselves, educating our children, and speaking up when we see something that is dangerous for our children.'
She said further research had...
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