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.


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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?



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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