Special Report: Instant Approval

Updated: Friday, August 2 2013, 10:23 PM EDT
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A new social trend has parents of young girls questioning where to draw the line. More and more teens and preteens are posting their photos online and asking their family, friends, and even boys for comments about how they look. But what does that say about their self image and is it healthy?

In recent months, thousands of girls have started tagging their photos with the phrases "beauty pageant" or the questions "hot or not" and "am I pretty?"

Francie Black has a 14-year-old daughter. She worries about what she posts for safety.

"I had an incident where my neice was somewhat stalked through Facebook several years ago," said Black. 

Young girls posting photos of themselves anywhere comes with risks. But with the "am I pretty" trend, Black says she also worries about her daughter's sense of self.

By Ashlea Surles
Follow Ashlea on Twitter @AshleaSurles


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