Photo fin­ish

Scottish Daily Mail - - News -

TALk­ING of In­sta­gram, it seems that there’s no end to its in­sid­i­ous in­flu­ence.

My at­ten­tion was drawn this week by a fel­low mother to a school photo form where, along­side size and frame op­tions, two new choices ap­pear: ‘Ba­sic re­touch­ing’ (de­scribed as re­mov­ing blem­ishes) and ‘Pre­mium re­touch­ing’ (blem­ishes, plus teeth whiten­ing and skin tone).

This, for eight-year-olds. Quite apart from the fact un­flat­ter­ing class pic­tures are a rite of pas­sage, is it any won­der our children are so anx­ious and stressed out when even schools are con­don­ing this sort of non­sense?

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