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School pupils are making themselves vulnerable to online bullying by 'sadfishing' on social media, report warns 'Sadfishing' involves pupils sharing misery with strangers on sites like Facebook Study by Digital Awareness UK says it could leave children vulnerable to abuse Could also leave them feeling disappointed at not getting the support they want

By Eleanor Harding Education Editor For The Daily Mail

Published: 00:30 BST, 1 October 2019 | Updated: 00:47 BST, 1 October 2019

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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 backfire and leave vulnerable children open to online abuse (stock image)

A study by Digital Awareness UK (DAUK) said young people posting sad revelations about their lives is likely to

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