How Selfie Filters Can Harm Self Esteem And Also Attract Predators

Taking selfies has become a prevalent way to express oneself in today’s digital age. With the popularity of social media, visitors now have a wide variety of filters that can instantly improve their appearance with the click of a button. While these filters could appear to be a harmless way for our children and teenagers to portray themselves, they can have serious consequences. In this article, we will look at how selfie filters can potentially lower self-esteem and attract the attention of predators.

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Clayton Cranford
Clayton Cranford is a retired Sergeant from Orange County Sheriff's Department in California and owner of Total Safety Solutions LLC. Clayton is one of the nation’s leading law enforcement educators on social media, child safety, and behavioral threat assessments. Clayton is the author of the definitive book on cyber safety for families, “Parenting in the Digital World.” Clayton has more than 20 years of teaching experience and was awarded the 2015 National Bullying Prevention Award from the School Safety Advocacy Council, and the 2015 American Legion Medal of Merit. Clayton was a member of the County's Behavioral Threat Assessment Team, Crisis Negotiation Team, School Resource Officer program, and Juvenile Bureau.