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Essena O'Neill quits Instagram claiming social media 'is not real life'

Essena O'Neill quits Instagram claiming social media 'is not real life'
An Australian teenager with more than half a million followers on Instagram has quit the platform, describing it as “contrived perfection made to get attention”, and called for others to quit social media – perhaps with help from her new website. Essena O’Neill, 18, said she was able to make an income from marketing products to her 612,000 followers on Instagram – “$2000AUD a post EASY”. But her dramatic rejection of social media celebrity has won her praise. On 27 October she deleted more than 2,000 pictures “that served no real purpose other than self-promotion”, and dramatically edited the captions to the remaining 96 posts in a bid to to reveal the manipulation, mundanity, and even insecurity behind them. O’Neill did not respond to requests for an interview. A photo of her wearing a bikini, once captioned “Things are getting pretty wild at my house. “Why would you tell your followers that you’re paid a lot to promote what you promote? “Yet I, myself, was consumed by it. Related:  Social connectionEssena O'neill : There is nothing real

Sexting scare: 6 sexting myths busted It seems incredible that teens, even 17-year-olds who can legally have sex, could end up on a register for sexting. Of course, it’s important that young people understand the serious implications sexting could have, but criminalising the craze seems like a step too far. Instead of frightening teens into ditching their naked selfies, wouldn't it be better to educate them? But with sex education lessons still in need of a 21st century revamp, it looks like that’s not going to happen anytime soon. Sarah Bazaraa, a solicitor at Pannone Corporate, talks me through the civil legal issues that being involved in sexting could lead to. 1) You could end up with a police caution Sending a naked image of yourself via text message, or social media, when you’re below the age of 18 is technically illegal. Detective Sergeant Jan Rusdale of the Nottinghamshire force warns: “[People who do it] could end up on the register for a couple of years. 2) It’s worse to send a photo of a sexual act

Teen Instagram Star Essena O'Neill Has Crisis of Conscience Using social media for social good. Teen Instagram star Essena O’Neill shared her last post on YouTube on Monday, Nov. 2, explaining to her fans and followers exactly why she’s decided to pull the plug on all her social media accounts. The 18-year-old Aussie native, who has more than half a million followers on Instagram and more than 200,000 subscribers on YouTube, kicked off the video with a disclaimer. PHOTOS: 2015's biggest viral Internet stars “This is my last ever post on Youtube,” the initial text reads. “There is so much I want to say, and there are so many topics that I want to cover,” the teen begins in the clip. PHOTOS: Celebs share makeup-free selfies O’Neill goes on to detail how she was being offered lots of money to post promotional posts for advertisers, and was living what seemed, at least on the surface, to be a “dream life.” But the truth, she explains, is that she had never been more “miserable” in her life. PHOTOS: Stars without makeup

More than a quarter of children who spend longer on social networking websites report mental ill-health symptoms Children who spent more than three hours using social networking websites on a school day were twice as likely to report high or very high scores for mental ill-health. The Children’s Well-being 2015 publication, which for the first time includes an analysis of data on children’s mental ill-health, revealed that of those who were online for more than three hours, 27% reported high or very high scores for mental ill-health. This is more than double those spending no time on them (12%) or those spending up to three hours on social media (11%). Total difficulty score type by time spent using social media on a school day, UK, 2011 to 2012 Download the data The Insights into Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing report is part of of ONS’s work on the well-being of children. It looks at data from the Strengths and Difficulties questionnaire, designed by Prof Robert Goodman, which screens the behaviour of children aged two to 17. Download the data Children’s Mental Health:

Essena O'Neill quitte Instagram pour en dévoiler les coulisses peu merveilleuses Cheveux blonds comme les blés, plastique de rêve et peau dorée: Essena O'Neill n'a rien à envier aux instagrameuses stars. Et pour cause, cette Australienne de 18 ans est suivie par plus d'un demi-million de followers sur Instagram, 200 000 sur YouTube et Tumblr et 60 000 sur Snapchat. Un succès dont elle dénonce aujourd'hui les dessous dans une vidéo publiée lundi 2 novembre. Très célèbre sur les réseaux sociaux, Essena O'Neill jette aujourd'hui l'éponge. "Je vais quitter Instagram, YouTube et Tumblr. "Ce n'est pas la vraie vie" Dans ce qui s'apparente à sa dernière vidéo YouTube, Essena O'Neill explique donc sa décision de quitter les réseaux sociaux: "Ils ne représentent pas la vraie vie, ils ne sont faits que d'images artificielles". Sur Instagram, la jeune femme est allée jusqu'à modifier les légendes des photos qu'elle a gardées pour en livrer les dessous: Sur ce post, l'Australienne explique avoir soigneusement camouflé son acné en utilisant "beaucoup de maquillage".

Manchester police face legal bid over teen's naked photo details Image copyright Getty Images A police force is facing a legal challenge against its refusal to delete the details of a teenager who sent a naked photograph of himself on social media to a girl at his school. The 14-year-old boy was not arrested or prosecuted by Greater Manchester Police. But his mother said she was concerned police could release the information to potential employers when he is older. The High Court is due to consider the case this morning. The boy used a messaging site to send a photo of his naked body to the girl, who then shared it with others. Police took no action against him other than to record on their database that he had taken and forwarded an "indecent" image of himself, logged under a section entitled "Obscene Publications". Greater Manchester Police has refused to delete the boy's name from its files, a decision his mother is contesting at the court, which is sitting in Manchester.

Essena O'Neil, star d'Instagram, Tumblr et Youtube, ferme ses comptes pour faire passer un message INSTAGRAM - Un demi-million de followers sur Instagram, un corps parfait, une vie de rêve, des milliers de like, l'impression d'être quelqu'un. Mais l'impression uniquement. A 18 ans, l'Australienne Essena O'Neil, membre de la communauté des "filles à suivre" vient de supprimer la plupart de ses comptes. La raison? Elle dénonce la fausseté de la vie sur les réseaux sociaux, une vie qui "n'est pas réelle". Sur Instagram, seul réseau social qu'elle a (pour l'instant) conservé, Essena O'Neil a supprimé 2000 photos. 2000 preuves de sa vie aux apparences parfaites. Ainsi, derrière cette photo d'elle qui met en avant sa poitrine et son ventre plat, il y a surtout un "ventre rentré, une pose stratégique, des seins mis en avant". En résumé, Essena O'Neil a saturé, lassée des réseaux sociaux et de leur vacuité, des contraintes qu'ils imposent et des conséquences terribles qu'ils engendrent. "Je quitte Instagram, Youtube et Tumblr.

Facebook use 'makes people feel worse about themselves' 15 August 2013Last updated at 09:11 ET The study found people spent more time on Facebook when they were feeling lonely Using Facebook can reduce young adults' sense of well-being and satisfaction with life, a study has found. Checking Facebook made people feel worse about both issues, and the more they browsed, the worse they felt, the University of Michigan research said. The study, which tracked participants for two weeks, adds to a growing body of research saying Facebook can have negative psychological consequences. Facebook has more than a billion members and half log in daily. "On the surface, Facebook provides an invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection. Internet psychologist Graham Jones, a member of the British Psychological Society who was not involved with the study, said: "It confirms what some other studies have found - there is a growing depth of research that suggests Facebook has negative consequences." Loneliness link Learning the rules

Instafamous Aussie Essena O'Neill shares the real story behind her pics Could not load plugins: File not found Why this model quit social media Essena O'Neill says that having hundreds of thousands of followers on Youtube and Instagram have not made her happy. An Australian social media star has made headlines after she deleted most of her photos and captioned those remaining with truthful accounts of the time and sponsorship behind each image. Essena O'Neill, who has more than 500,000 followers on Instagram and 260,000 on YouTube, has decided to come clean about the story behind every one of her perfect pictures and tell her fans why they can't trust everything they see in their feed. The 18-year-old Sunshine Coast blogger deleted many of her recent photos, while updating the captions on a select few older ones to explain the harms she perceived with social media celebrity culture. Instagram star, Essena O'Neill. The blogger also revealed that she had been paid for a number of her pictures, or received the clothes she wore in them for free.

The social media generation.. sad but true