Am I Ugly Videos?

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Registered: 03-22-2007
Am I Ugly Videos?
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Thu, 03-08-2012 - 12:16pm

Has anyone heard about this trend, teen girls posting videos on YouTube asking people if they think they are ugly or not?

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Registered: 08-13-2007
Thu, 03-08-2012 - 1:28pm
This just makes my heart hurt. It seems like the girls who would do this have low self-esteem and are just looking for approval. I can't imagine that it helps, though. I'm guessing the comments they receive aren't all positive and can only work against them. :( As parents I think we have to be vigilant in staying abreast of what our children are doing online. Asking for passwords and checking online activity often is a must, in my opinion.

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Registered: 11-18-2008
Fri, 03-09-2012 - 3:09pm
Isn't this sad? DH was telling me about it this week too. I guess the kids at school were talking about it.

I can kind of see where the girls are coming from. We tend to have a harsh perception of ourselves, especially as tweens and teens. Our friends may say we're pretty, but someone who's trying to us may make a mean comment about our appearance. I distinctly remember, as a teen, asking my mom "tell me the truth" whether I was pretty or not.

With access to millions of people via the internet, I'm not surprised that something like this is going on. What makes me cringe though, is that there are people out there who will go and say nasty things to these girls just to be mean.
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Registered: 01-05-2005
Tue, 03-13-2012 - 10:45am

Sad to say, this isn't new. My girls are 21 and 19, and many years back I remember