Love them or loathe them, there is no denying that selfies, don’t half capture the moment!
I am pretty sure between mine and Heather’s phone galleries we could play Top Trumps with certain parts of the male anatomy all day long! It is quite amusing, especially after a few drinks, to flick through pictures, or even capture a few selfies and send them onwards.
Having fun with your mates, adding a filter via Instagram and then updating your Facebook profile picture is one thing, but anything slightly dodgy and you are definitely playing in dangerous territory.
It is so easy for us to ‘share’ things these days, H and I do it all the time with funny images, links to dating profiles we like or find particularly weird… it also seems that men do this with their friends just as much as women do!
If you are sharing someone’s ugly mug or ‘arm’ around your friends on Whatsapp… someone could easily be doing the same with your image! I feel like this post should come with a warning like those ‘Think… Don’t Drink and Drive’ posters… how about ‘Schhhhhtop! Don’t Send That Selfie!’
What gets me is… we are in our 30’s… most of the men sending us rather questionable selfies are also in their 30’s and upwards… at what age do we all decide we prefer to unwrap gifts as opposed to seeing everything in all its glory before we have even met someone?
Thinking about it logically though… what may seem harmless and funny after a few bevvies, could turn into a nightmare when a child happens upon a phone gallery! Or worse still, what if your child thinks it is totally acceptable to send ‘those’ types of selfies?
This whole celeb selfie hacking ‘thing’ recently, certainly made people more aware of what could happen. I expect the parents of some of those celebs are as mortified that the celeb took them, more so than the fact they were leaked!
After the scandal, My Voucher Codes looked into the effects of social media and technology on young people. They surveyed 18-24 year olds and parents to see how many young people have sent a nude photo and if parents believed their children would or have sent one, with shocking results showing that sometimes parents may not know what’s going on with their kids’ online lives as well as they think. The Selfie survey was even featured in the Daily Mail, along with their take!
Personally, I am pretty sure my mum will assume I have sent an arty image of my elbow crease and passed it off as my butt… because I have and that is me, the eternal rebel! However, knowing what I know now… Liv is not having a phone with a camera until she is 40!