The Post goes on to say that, ‘A quick look at the photos with the #beautycontest, and #amipretty hashtags reveal the many young users looking for Instagram’s judgement, and some of the cruel or lewd comments that follow.’
Some of the photos are individual users asking for Instagram’s opinion; others feature a group of faces to be lined up against one another, asking which is the best.
Instagram is aware of this and by way of a Disclaimer of sorts has recently issued a statement on the practice, advising parents to monitor their child’s online behaviour’.
“We are aware this is a trend taking place on virtually every media platform that teens engage with. We work hard to make Instagram a safe, interesting and vibrant place for teens to spend time and express their creativity through photos.
“As with other social products, we encourage parents to take an active role in understanding what their kids are posting and who they are sharing with.”
So do I!