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SILVA, Aline Conceição  and  BOTTI, Nadja Cristiane Lappann. An investigation on self-mutilation in a group of the social network Facebook. SMAD, Rev. Eletrônica Saúde Mental Álcool Drog. (Ed. port.) [online]. 2018, vol.14, n.4, pp. 203-210. ISSN 1806-6976.

To identify the composition and structure of a self-mutilation group in a virtual social network, qualitative, descriptive and exploratory research was carried out. We analyzed 103 textual and imagery posts, based on the content analysis of Bardin, from a group about self-mutilation on Facebook in the period 2014-2015. The categories, composition, and structure of the Facebook self-mutilation group that emerged address identity characteristics that permeate group participants and the context of self-mutilation practice and engagement attitudes to the group. It is emphasized that the identity and structural characteristics found that operationalize the functionality of a self-mutilation group on the internet contribute to the understanding of the behavior and contribute to the professional practice of children and youth.

Keywords : Self Mutilation; Adolescent; Internet.

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