‘Sadshing’ is described as a behavioural trend where people make exaggerated claims about their emotional problems to generate sympathy and attention. The term was created at the beginning of the year by a blogger using the term to describe certain celebrities who embellish their emotional diculties to generate sympathy and gain more followers. The term has now gained traction and is seen as a growing trend on social media. The challenge with sadshing is that sometimes real problems can become overlooked or young people can even be bullied for having shared their problems online.
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