One comment on “Digital Kid Pageants Cause for Insta-Concern?

  1. Joe, thanks for sharing this. As a parent and as a photographer and a heavy social media user, I find this more than very disturbing. I love creating images of people that make them feel beautiful but the idea that people would take a picture of a child and “rate” it (even if only by other kids) is simply creating opportunities for unkind words and bullying via social media. In today’s world, kids are becoming completely traumatized by a digital world that has gone too far out of control, where the anonymous or not so anonymous digital comments by schoolmates and strangers push kids completely over the edge (suicide). It is heartbreaking. Activities like this should give us all more than just pause, we should be completely alarmed and not allow our children to participate in this activity. It is a disaster in the making.

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