In an era of social media and digital platforms, a new study found that kids in kindergarten are less likely to like their photos missing than they were in the ’90ies.
The researchers found that while 90 percent of kids in the U.S. would like their selfies to be completely intact, only 39 percent of them would like to have photos with no background at all.
The study, which was published in the journal Psychological Science, looked at nearly 300,000 images of children in kindergarten from 2007 to 2015.
The researchers looked at both faces and faces with no caption, and the photos were sent to a large, anonymous database.
The data was collected in real time from the kids in each school and then analyzed with a tool called ImageNet.
The authors of the study theorize that while missing photos may be a bit more common in 2017, kids in this time period are much less likely than they used to be to share their missing photos online.
The study also found that missing photos are a problem that’s getting worse.
“Children are sharing more and more photos with their friends and family members.
And even more troubling is the fact that there is a new epidemic of missing images, which is often accompanied by serious problems like anxiety, depression, and self-harm,” the authors wrote in the study.