Self­ies ruin in­no­cence

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS -

THE ob­ses­sion with self­ies and so­cial me­dia is un­der­min­ing child­hood in­no­cence, an award­win­ning writer warns.

Jac­que­line Wil­son, known for the Tracy Beaker young reader books, warned that girls were suc­cumb­ing to an “aw­ful kind of self-con­scious­ness”.

At the Lon­don Book Fair she said: “When do­ing thou­sands of self­ies with girls, they all have this spe­cial selfie face they’ve prac­tised in the mir­ror.”

She also con­demned Twit­ter for the pres­sure to put up posts to gar­ner so­cial ap­proval.

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