The Straits Times
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Published on Oct 23, 2012
 

Alarm over popular Facebook group's risque posts

Members as young as 10 post risque photos and ask others to rate them

 
 

Some Singaporeans as young as primary-school-going age are posting risque photos of themselves on a Facebook group. It does not stop there. They are also inviting people - even strangers - to rate their looks on a scale of 1 to 10.

Some even offer personal contact details to the last individual rating their photos. "Rate me maybe? Last comment will be my text buddy," wrote a girl who calls herself Vivian Tan and who looks no older than 10 in her self-taken shot.

The Facebook group, called "Add anyone you know 2 this group! Beat the most member group on FB! Come on!!!!!", has more than half a million members, many of whom are students.

The group, believed to have been started by an Owen Lee about five months ago, has members from overseas too. Apart from photos, members also put up posts, including rants and job ads.