Selfie Sticks are popular with old and young (and youngest)
Selfie Sticks are all over Asia. In Singapore, teens are fascinated with taking pictures of themselves. They realized better Selfies were taken when the camera was further from their bodies. Using one of these sticks allows more people to be in the shot and it allows for bigger backgrounds. The fad spread quickly and now it is here in the U.S. Using it may seem awkward but it really does allow you to perfect your shot because you are more in control of exactly how the photo will look. You barely notice anymore when you see someone smiling into their own smartphone and one day, using these sticks will seem less funny too.
Parenting Tips For Kids Posting Selfies
Kids are bound to smile for their cameras just as they see Mom and Dad do…ALL THE TIME!!! Parents don’t think twice about their kids following in their footsteps. Teenagers are fascinated with their idols…One Direction, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Rihanna, Kim Kardashian, and let’s not forget Miley Cyrus! We already know most Selfies end up in the hands of perverts because teenagers post to social media without concern. Privacy Settings are fine if they are set to friends and family but what if the pictures are shared and liked on social media? Now everyone can view because “it’s in the Cloud” and nobody seems to really know what that means…
Please take a look at Selfie Tips For Teens from a Blog called Qustodio.
There’s also a wealth of information about Staying Safe Online for younger children from the BBC.