By Eleanor Harding Education Editor For The Daily Mail
Published: 00:30 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 00:47 BST, 1 October 2019
Pupils are laying themselves open to online bullying by posting sad revelations about their lives on social media to get attention, a report warns.
The trend of 'sadfishing' involves youngsters sharing their misery with strangers on Facebook and other sites in the hope of getting sympathy and more followers.
The term was coined after a number of celebrities, such as Kendall Jenner, were accused of posting details about personal issues to drum up publicity.
A study by Digital Awareness UK (DAUK) said young people posting sad revelations about their lives is likely to