Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Teenage Girls and the Porny Poses of Their Secret Instagram Accounts

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Teenage Girls and the Porny Poses of Their Secret Instagram Accounts

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Byline: Charlotte Edwardes Notebook

SO I have discovered my teenage daughter's second secret Instagram account. Apparently they all have them. Their "acceptable" main account open to adults has pictures of puppies, larking school friends, arty views. Sure there's the odd selfie in the bathroom, midriff bare, hair in a big pony. But these are tame compared to the "other" accounts. I am blocked adults are.

But my 13-year-old made the mistake of accepting her little sister, and her little sister used my phone to check her own account, so there it was, laid open and Jesus Christ. I browsed the accounts of her peers. One friend had corrupted the spelling of her name to include the word "hoe", another "whore".

The pose of choice is not with pout but open mouth. They snap and film themselves lying between each others' thighs in Victoria Secret push-up bras (two at once to increase size). They prance, they pose, they pant. Most shocking are the comments. …

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