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do get a glimpse of Brandy’s site, it is not more than this; an innocent, or rather, non -sexual, platform for Brandy to express herself. The rather disastrous act of B randy’s mother deleting her entire hard drive the moment she finds out her daughter owns a secret Tumblr account, is not
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69 about the website’s content, but about the fact that Brandy found a way to evade her mother’s strict regime and undermined her surveillance methods. Figure 8: Putting on lipstick for whom? Men, Women and Children. Dir. Jason Reitman. Per. Adam Sandler, Jennifer Garner, Rosemarie DeWitt, Adam Sandler. Paramount, 2014. Film. Another example of extreme measures can be found within the Mooney family. The moment Kent Mooney (played by Dean Norris) is fed up with his son’s online gaming, he deletes his son’s entire account. On the one hand, the film wants to suggest that the only way for a parent to intervene with thei r children’s behavior online i s to delete accounts, change passwords, cancel credit cards subscriptions and ban the entire web. There is no middle-ground on which the child is taught to behave online. The film fails to shed light on the positive or mere neutral functions and effects social media has on its users. Comparing Patricia’s constant monitoring behavior to Kent’s resolutely deleting his son’s accounts, the idea becomes visible that Ken’s problem is that of the unknowability of his son’s online wher eabouts. He did not know that his son spent so much time online, which for him only meant deleting his son’s account. He was not monitoring his son’s behavior, and for his son there was no surveillance. The only outcome then is the destroying of his son’s online presence.
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70 On the other hand of the intervening spectrum, is situated the Doss Family. Allison Doss struggles with anorexia and already has a dramatically thin and pale appearance. During dinner moments, she gets away with the excuse that ‘she will grab something later’ and vanishes into her room. Her parents already told her they cooked ‘her favorite’, so the film here suggests that Allison’s parents are alerted by their daughter’s behavior. In the next scene, we see Allison in her room, of which th e walls are filled with fashion magazine pictures of thin women in their underwear, accompanied by ‘thinspirational’ quotes. Allison goes to sit behind her computer and browses to the website . The website is full of pictures o f ‘Pro - Ana’ pictures of unhealthy, thin young girls accompanied by slogans like ‘It is supposed to hurt’ (see fig. 9 ) . Allison’s father knocks on the door, and she quickly closes her browser window. Her father brings her a plate of shepherd’s pie, and says ‘Dig in. Let me know when you want seconds’, while looking quite distraught at the pictures on Allison’s wall. So what does the film put across here? Allison’s family is concerned about her weight and tries to make her eat her favorite dinner. They do let her go to her room, so they cannot supervise her eating her dinner. Her room is full of the same pictures and
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