Our School students on ... selfies

How often do you take selfies? In this video, students at a UK secondary school share their views on selfies and self-image.

Instructions

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Transcript

Courtney: In Year 7 I used to, like, love filters, like, all the time but now I don't use filters at all.

Leo: If you're posting a selfie of yourself and it's a nor... a normal selfie, a normal selfie, then that's fine.

Spencer: See, I'm not really a type of guy to use filters when it comes to my photos or ... My captions are the one.

Lucy: I feel like, you can always think about how you present yourself online, what you post, what you're posting about.

Dominique: I feel like society has, like, made us, like, think that this is what we're supposed to look like in a photo, and that this is, like, the pose that we have to put.

Courtney: Or the filters as well ...

Dominique: Yeah.

Courtney: … that make people, like, want to, like, take more photos because 'Oh, I like this filter because it's so good, it makes me look … covers all my spots.' Like, why can't you just be yourself and be natural?

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Discussion

Which speaker(s) do you agree and disagree with? Do you think selfies are just harmless fun, or could they have a negative effect on society?

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Submitted by Andrii on Fri, 07/23/2021 - 17:52

I think selfies are fully harmless. Personally I don't like making selfies with filters, but normal selfies are ok.

Submitted by Googleuser on Fri, 09/25/2020 - 13:31

I agree with all with all many speakers and I think selfieas dont have a negative effect.
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