Add an Age Restriction to the Ugly Meter App
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Add an Age Restriction to the Ugly Meter App

    1. Allie Marie Smith
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      Allie Marie Smith

      Santa Barbara, CA

The Ugly Meter, an iPhone application that takes your photo and scans the details of your face to give you a rating of 1-10 on the Ugly Scale has become one of Apple's top-selling applications for its iPhone and iPad.

In the wrong hands, the Ugly Meter can be used as a harmful tool that can trigger depression or eating disorders and increase bullying, specifically among youth.

Currently the app is rated as a 9+, implying that it can be suitable for users as young as 9. We're simply asking Apple to be socially responsible and change the app to have a more age-appropriate rating of age 17+.

An alternative app, Body Beautiful is aiming to do a little good in the world by helping girls and women cultivate a positive self-image and encourage true beauty with inspirational quotes, media articles, videos and tools. Body Beautiful has even donated proceeds to organizations such as the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA).

While top media outlets such as CNBC, The Today Show and Kelly Ripa have featured the Ugly Meter, they have not highlighted apps that support positive self image.

Let's prevent potentional harm that can be caused by the Ugly Meter in the hands of maturing youth and shed some light on positive apps.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Adam Taylor ALBEMARLE, NC
      • over 2 years ago

      No software tool should be created or used to degrade or bring down another persons view of themselves. We are to lift each other up.

    • Jane Scanlan GERING, NE
      • over 2 years ago

      I do not think this appropriate for anyone of any age. Even someone going through menopause would have a hard time dealing with a low rating. Who determines beauty anyway on this app?

    • Bonnie Raley SMYRNA, GA
      • over 2 years ago

      Our young women have a hard enough time with social media and peer pressure adding to the need to appear perfect . This just adds more technology making it even harder to promote a positive self-image.

    • Blair Shinoff WINNIPEG, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      someone should charge this apps author with intent to cause mental/physical harm[or loophole any way to get this app removed and the person locked up] for all the tears and suicides this app will ultimately cause. too the author: your lucky i dont know you.

    • Tonya McMillin SULPHUR, LA
      • over 2 years ago

      How about remove this "ignorant" CRAP period!


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