Abstract. The article talks about the problem of suicide among young people. Factors that can push a teenager to deprive himself of life are considered; statistics of suicides are presented. Special attention is drawn to a new direction in social networks, where children find like-minded people, information and other hidden ways of inciting suicide. The signs that signal the occurrence of problems are highlighted; attention is drawn to ways to prevent suicide.
Key words and phrases: суицид, формы суицидальных попыток у подростков, причины и факторы суицидального риска, группы смерти, признаки суицидального поведения, suicide, forms of suicidal attempts among adolescents, causes and factors of suicidal risk, groups of death, signs of suicidal behavior