Once upon a time, only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have their portraits painted by a small, select circle of artists. With the advent of photography, parents of all backgrounds could have pictures of their children, which were coveted as documents of their development and a way to show off their innocent beauty and charm to family and friends. Today, with smartphones and social media, we all have in our hands the means to broadcast our pride and joy to the world. Ninety-two percent of American children have an online presence before the age of 2. Parents post nearly 1, images of their children online before their fifth birthday. And as we have seen in the recent abduction and murder of year-old Nicole Lovell of Blacksburg, Va. Lovell reportedly texted with one of her alleged killers, year-old David Eisenhauer, a Virginia Tech student, on Kik Messenger, an app known among kids as a place for the exchange of sexts and nude selfies.
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Instagram offers us a great excuse to communicate with our daughter about our family value system. Talk to her about how she posted images and words matter. Help her understand that what she does and says online makes up her reputation. Just say no to the solo selfie. There is no need, at any age, to show your body online to anyone no matter how cute or fit you may be. Living in Arizona where the sun always shines means girls are constantly in bikinis poolside. I have asked my daughter to be mindful of posting photos online of herself, alone or with friends, in swimwear.
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To recap briefly: Last Sunday, Kardashian uploaded a photo of herself completely nude but censored to her Kardashian is by no means the only person taking and posting naked selfies. A study showed that the majority of young people 54 percent have sent or received explicit content on their phones, with girls being far more likely to send photos. As social media becomes more integral in the lives of young people, it's no surprise that this behavior has migrated onto feeds: On Instagram, the hashtag nude brings up 2. Kardashian's naked selfie, then, isn't an anomaly; it's part of a cultural phenomenon in which we're all players.
Showed results for: Slut teens. Teens on mobile phones. Smiling teenagers, students in sunglasses having fun outside. Girls taking a selfie together with skateboards. Girl with friends sitting on longboards. Teen Girls Carrying Books. Teen Girls Arguing on Cell Phone.