Studies have shown that nearly 60% of 13 to 18-year-olds have been asked to share an explicit photo or video—by a complete and utter stranger. 15% of these kids admitted to sending nude selfies of themselves to these known people behind a computer screen. Many times, these photos find their way to unsolicited distribution, such as in the case of 15-year-old Amanda Todd, who was bullied into suicide by a stranger who had obtained her picture.
But the truth is that selfie culture needs parental supervision for more reasons than just solicitation. Take the case of Essena O’Neill for example, an Instagram model that uncovered the deception that goes behind these very orchestrated, deliberate selfies. She talks, quite wisely, about “happiness based on aesthetics” rather than on the real deals.
Selfie-famous people take a lot of time choreographing that perfect shot, much like a professional photo shoot. They are often embedded with sponsorships and product placements, with the deception of reality. That is in fact not how selfie-famous people lead their actual lives. It is a snippet into their profession. But kids aspire to become as the internet famous as them and overshare their personal photos, and often times their happiness depend on it.
So, in short, your child would be happier if they get a certain amount of audience on their photos, and very unhappy if they don’t.
This is the kind of situation XNSPY looks to control. With an extensive range of remarkable parental monitoring features, XNSPY allows parents to take charge of their children’s selfie sharing habits by giving them the facility to remotely go through their children’s multimedia gallery. At XNSPY, we always talk to parents and our audiences about the importance of photo monitoring. Because let’s get one thing straight; pictures on the internet last forever, and they have a much bigger audience than you think. By the time you think you’ve deleted a picture, the exploiter would’ve made and distributed several digital copies to outlets you haven’t even heard of. We want parents to take charge here, and really filter their children’s phones for inappropriate selfies. Not just protect their own kids, but see if their kids have some other child’s photos, and get rid of them, too!
Another thing the XNSPY team agrees on is that posting nude selfies of underage kids is child pornography, and this is why we’re zeroing in on the selfie culture. Taking and posting a nude selfie is now considered very “accessible” because anyone with a phone can do it. That’s usually why it seems unpreventable, doesn’t it? Not with XNSPY. All parents need to do is install the app on their kid’s phone and view every photo their child sends and receives on the Control Panel.
This is why we’re claiming to actively bring attention to the dark areas of the selfie culture. We are not just referring to teenagers exchanging nude or semi-nude photos of themselves. We are also speaking of the deception behind the internet’s most popular selfies that your child may try to emulate. We believe in starting conversations and giving parents the proper mobile application as the perfect equipment to finally put an end to this selfies as an end all to happiness.