Desensitised to death?
Desensitised to death?The psychological effects of overexposure to graphic images online.
Blood on the streets after Boston Marathon. (WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/ Aaron Tang)
A referee beheaded during a football match in Brazil, endless images of death in the ongoing war in Syria and the lifeless body of Trayvon Martin- all went viral on social media. With every click of our mouse we are bombarded with photos of violence, death and destruction on a daily basis. What are the long term mental consequences of repeated exposure to such graphic content? Join the conversation at 19:30 GMT.
On today's episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Hanson Hosein @hrhmedia
Director, community leadership, University of Washington
Michelle May @meshelmay
Mental health consultant
Andy Carvin @acarvin
Senior Strategist, Social Media Desk, NPR
David Clinch @DavidClinchNews
Executive Editor, Storyful
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