SOCIAL MEDIA AND SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE
While YouTube simply can’t be beat for videos of the “Top 100 Greatest Fails” or a tutorial on “How to Fold a Fitted Bedsheet,” the social media powerhouse has an emerging darker side. Known as “Am I Pretty or Ugly" videos, members of YouTube’s tween audience have posted thousands of videos asking viewers to decide the answer to this loaded question. As a female, I’m saddened that social media has become part of the ever-growing platform for self-doubt that is already so prevalent for young kids; as a parent I’m fearful at the prospect of having to combat cyber bullying like this for my own child someday. To learn more, click here.
~ Trish Salge, Sr. Art Director, The S3 Agency