Am I Ugly or Pretty?

The newest trend that is appearing on Youtube lately are videos of teen girls asking one simple question, but a question that could cause them a lot of pain if viewers decide to not be so nice. “Am I Ugly or Am I Pretty?” Girls between the ages 9-17 are posting these videos and asking the world whether they’re physically attractive or not, sometimes followed by an explanation as to why they want the unknown public’s answer. Either their friends tell them they are pretty, but others opinions differ or they are asking the question as a result of a recent break-up. Whatever the case may be, it opens up a door of complete vulnerability that is placed into the hands of unknown viewers. Although some comments may be nice and uplifting, encouraging the girls to see their worth, there are also those comments that are not so nice.

There is usually a more negative response, and sometimes even predatory comments. These girls don’t realize that they are creating an opportunity for themselves to be cyberbullied. Some comments even say things like how the poster deserves to die.

We have seen the effects of cyber bullying in the past and it is not something we want anyone to fall victim to. Some may say that these young girls asked for it, but the reality is that no one deserves this kind of treatment no matter what. We want to inform you girls that this is happening, and  that the wrong person could come across these videos and say something extremely hurtful. If you have posted one of these videos or thought about it, please take it down and do not take part in this new social media craze. If you feel unable to find your own self worth, you will not find it with anyone else, especially strangers. Do not set yourself up for insults and hurt that can easily be avoided. If you have a friend or know anyone else who has put up one of these videos, we encourage you to tell an adult. This takes courage and may be hard, but you will end up helping that person and showing them that you care in a way that they may not realize right away. Let’s try and do our part to put an end to these videos.

~Kat

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