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A Teacher Shamed A Teen By Showing A Bikini Snap Of Her At School Assembly

She says she's been left "humiliated".

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A 15-year-old girl at Eggbuckland Community College in Plymouth had a blown-up image of her in a bikini shown to a packed school assembly.

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She was left in tears after 100 pupils saw the picture, which a teacher displayed in an attempt to make a point about social network safety.

Her furious mother told SWNS: "They took the photo from her Facebook profile - she put it on there last year. They used other photos of kids from the neck up but for some reason they thought it was OK to use a picture of my daughter in her bikini."

The teen's mother has now complained to the school and to education watchdog Ofsted.

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She told the Mirror: "She's really upset and hurt and this has knocked her confidence. She's not the type of girl who likes attention like this. She's a tom-boy, she doesn't wear make-up and she doesn't even have her ears pierced. It's not often you even get her in a bikini."

A Plymouth City Council spokesman told the Daily Mail: "We cannot comment on the incident itself. It is very important that young people understand the risks of posting images and messages about themselves online. All our partner agencies, including all schools, have a duty to promote on-line safety and equip all pupils and students with the ability to stay safe online. Most images placed online on social networking sites or through the use of smartphones can be found and copied, and then shared."

Alan White is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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