Schoolies spark online frenzy with indecent photos upload

Melbourne , Mon, 19 Nov 2012 ANI

Melbourne, November 19 (ANI): School leavers are documenting their debauchery on social media, publishing photographs of dangerous drinking, fight-related injuries and nudity on public photo sharing websites.

Some of the most shocking photos uploaded by them to photo sharing network Instagram over the first weekend of the Schoolies festival include picture of a teen with a bruised and swollen face from a drunken fist fight, and another with a bloody eye, News.com.au reported.

Many pictures, all publicly viewable and tagged with the keyword "schoolies", show teens vomiting, passed out in public or so drunk they cannot stand, while others show party-goers dangerously drinking from "beer bongs" - devices designed to facilitate rapid alcohol consumption.

In one picture, a teenage girl is shown on her knees drinking from a beer bong being held by a teenage boy while two others watch.

A comment left on the photo by another user reads: ''#mumwouldbeproudslut''.

In another, taken in popular Schoolies destination Bali, a teenage boy is seemingly unconscious lying on the ground while his friends pose smiling around him.

The caption reads: ''The state everyone should be in after a night out in Bali....

Teens have also uploaded indecent photos to the internet, including one of a girl flashing her bare chest from an apartment window and another of a naked teenage boy dancing on a table covered in empty alcohol bottles.

Some of the teens pictured are under 18, according to their Instagram profile information.

Many of the photos were posted just hours after major employers warned partying school leavers to think twice about uploading inappropriate pictures to social media.

Hays Recruitment regional manager Shane Little said employers looked at potential new recruits' social media profiles to monitor behaviour, and any evidence of schoolies' indiscretions could jeopardise future employment.

''What somebody does on their holidays should not really be taken into account when evaluating somebody's suitability for a job - but it is,'' Little said. (ANI)



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