As if raising children in this age of technology wasn't difficult enough now a new kind of online predator rears its ugly head.

This report by News Center has us reeling.  They show how these kinds of hidden instructions have been found across several social media outlets including YouTube.

These videos that encourage self harm can plant seed that could result in tragedy according to child safety expert who battles against these horrible sites. Dr Hess.  covers these topics on Pedimom's site/ protect our kids.

The upshot of these articles and reports is not just parents being more vigilant on what their kids access on the web but also the importance of reporting anything they find.