Inappropriate Facebook Photos
By Chloe-Ann, age 14, South Wales, United Kingdom
Ever click through a person's Facebook Photos, seeing 100+ likes and people commenting "You're gorgeous!?" Then, actually looking at the pictures, you see a half-naked body or a face that looks like it's been tangoed? Every day you see people making fools of themselves and getting credit for it. Not only is this disgusting, but some of these girls are as young as 11, when the legal age of Facebook is 13 (and in my opinion, 13 is too young as well).
Some have a caption on the pictures, such as 'I'm fat' or 'I'm ugly.' Well, why put the pictures up in the first place? They're obviously not thinking that because they are posting huge numbers of pictures on the site. They are just attention-seeking to get more people to say 'you're not ugly' or 'you are so not fat!'
The trouble is, some of these girls edit their pictures to the extreme, making them look thinner, like they have mascara or a tan, changing eye/lip/hair colour, and so making themselves look like a totally different person online from what they are in real life.
The Facebook 'like' button causes a lot of disagreements too, and people are fighting for a 'dislike' button, an idea which is best to ignore because that will cause even more arguments than the 'like' button has!
There is no need for girls to put up pictures like these. It causes them to get attention, while more naturally pretty girls are often ignored. It's not impressing anyone but boys who don't see past the looks, and most of the time their personalities are ugly!
Inappropriate Facebook photos are one reason people get called names. Their reputation gets put down the drain until the day they die, and it's their own fault by uploading these kinds of pictures. They're willing to put their life reputation on the line to do so. Sometimes it causes older boys to post comments related to the fact that they're half-naked, and it's just wrong, because they're getting the wrong type of attention. They need to be told that they're not actually beautiful - they're FAKE!
It can cause huge arguments between the person who posted the photo and someone who disagrees with it, and it ends up with abusive comments, and usually drags other people in, so it's not helping anyone. These arguments can cause a pointless loss of friendships, or even relationships.
It's dangerous too, because pedophiles are out there looking for young ladies, and these girls are the perfect targets. Seeing a profile picture of a half-naked body, they can easily send a friend request, and many girls aren't afraid of accepting it anymore. It happens every day, and they're doing it to themselves!
On the other hand, girls who post these kinds of pictures are obviously feeling good about themselves, and confidence is a good thing to have. Some people say "there's nothing wrong with expressing yourself," and for these girls, posing half-naked, wearing a fake tan, hair extensions, and make up, is the way to do so.
Being a teenage girl myself, I hate to look bad in pictures. I do wear make up and hair extensions, but I do not post photos of myself looking like I forgot my clothes. In my opinion, I think it's wrong, and I obviously don't encourage girls to take these sorts of pictures.