Skip to Content. Join Common Sense Media Plus for timely advice from a community of parents like you. The advent of social media means that teens aren't just passive consumers of the media's messages; they're creating and sharing images of their own. All over the Web, you can find "selfies": photos kids take of themselves in silly or provocative poses. Whether on YouTube or Facebook , many girls now feel more pressure to be "camera-ready" -- as if to say that the only way to be valued is to appear sexy.
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Young Australians are peppered with advice and threats over the dangers of sending explicit images of themselves. But experts say both the law and the curriculum is lagging behind experience, and too often girls take the blame and face the shame. When Erin was 17, she went along to a seminar with her year 11 class where she was told not to photograph herself naked — and definitely not to send such a picture to someone else. An older woman who had experienced first-hand how badly it could go wrong warned that repercussions could come at once, if the image was shared without her consent, or in the future, if it came to the attention of potential employers. This was coming from a fairly liberal and progressive school.
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