Teen Shaming: A new form of cyber bullying goes viral

CREATED Jan 7, 2013

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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- 'Teen Shaming' is a new trend spreading all over social media that has parents and professionals concerned.

Experts say it's a new form of cyber bullying.

Teens snap pictures of themselves, or hijack pictures of others, adding captions or comments. The photos are then posted to social media sites like Facebook and Instagram.

Some of those captions or comments are playful or snarky, but many are downright mean. Some photos circulating online show girls telling each other how to dress or using derogatory phrases.

Experts say it's up to parents to monitor their children's use of the Internet and mobile apps, and to teach them how to treat their peers.

Have you seen examples of 'Teen Shaming' online? Are you concerned about photos that could target your child? Join the conversation on Facebook.

SOURCE: ABC NEWS: Teen Shaming the Latest Rage on Social Media