I recently read an article on CBS.com about the social photo sharing website, Pinterest. Pinterest, a site where you can ‘pin’ photographs to your pinboard and share with others, was noticing an influx of images that encourage self-harm—namely eating disorders, such as anorexia. The website began disallowing photographs that condone self-abuse, and now users can flag any content they deem inappropriate. If anyone searches terms such as “thinspiration,” Pinterest redirects the user to a link and help hotline number.
This is an issue that strongly affects many younger girls. It’s great to see Pinterest take a stand in deviating girls away from a negative body image.
Read the full article here.