1.1 Teenagers tend to compare
themselves with other people or
media images ("ideals" that are
1.1.1 Analysis: In the modern day, the
"ideal" body has very specific
criteria that is not realistic– it is
all photoshopped. From these
images, teenagers body images
are negative because they start
to compare themseles to them.
1.2 VIDEO: People always told to become better versions of
themselves. Social media has promoted a universal beauty
which consists of white, tall, thin. You can't live normally to
get that physique– it is not natural. Don't compare yourself to
other people everyone is different. Beauty is seen differently by
different people and not only physical attributes, also is
within. Surround yourself with people that make you feel
better about your body image.
1.2.1 Analysis: Don't focus on
comparing yourself with
others and look at the
other aspects of yourself
that are more beautiful
and more interesting.
1.3 We are growing up in an age where we’re
constantly bombarded with images of
‘attractiveness’ in the media. Over the years,
the media has constructed an image of
‘attractiveness’ in our minds which appears to
be absolute truth and has been firmly
ingrained in our way of thinking. All that
pressure can lead to negative body image.
1.3.1 Analysis: It's not always easy
to like every part of your looks,
but when you get stuck on the
negatives it can really bring
down your self-esteem.
2.1 Focusing on
of body lowers
2.1.1 Analysis: The main cause
of low self-esteem (body
image related) is by
focusing on the negative
aspects. This is often done
on social media because
teens tend to compare
themselves to images
2.2 Self-esteem is all about how much
you feel you are worth — and how
much you feel other people value
you. Self-esteem is important
because feeling good about yourself
can affect your mental health and
how you behave.
3 Body Image
3.1.1 What is it? A distorted
perception of your shape. You
perceive parts of your body
unlike what they really are. You
feel that your body shape is a
sign of your personal failure. You
feel awkward and uncomfortable
in your body.
3.1.2 Effects: People with a negative
body image are more likely
candidates to develop
depression, low esteem,
anxiety, obsessions about
losing weight, and eating
3.2.1 A clear perception of your shape – you
see your body as it really is. You know
that a person’s physical shape says very
little if anything about their character
and value as a person. You don’t worry
about food, weight and calories.
3.3 The Facts
3.3.1 Body image is how you see yourself when you
look in the mirror, or when you picture yourself
in your mind. What you believe about your own
appearance. How you feel about your body,
including your height, shape and weight. How
you feel in your body as you move.
3.3.2 Poor body image comes from
negative thoughts and feelings
about your appearance, and a
healthy body image is made up of
thoughts and feelings that are
positive. Body image is a major
factor in self-esteem; which is the
way you think and feel about
yourself as a person.
4.1 Become a critical viewer of social
and media messages. Pay
attention to images, slogans, or
attitudes that make you feel bad
about yourself or your body.
Protest these messages: write a
letter to the advertiser or talk
back to the image or message.
4.1.1 Analysis: It is all up to your
mindset and you must
realise and remind yourself
that none of it is real. Be
proactive by informing
others about these issues
and standing against these
4.2 The concept of what is ‘attractive’ is
always changing and totally flexible.If you
are having trouble with negative body
image in the face of the stereotypical idea
of ‘attractiveness’ that we see all around
us, remember that a lot of what you see
has been altered using technology. They
have created an idea of what is attractive
that even they can’t live up to! There is
no such thing as an ideal body - try to
steer clear of media that suggests there is.
4.2.1 Why not
4.3 Question messages in the
media. Give your body some
love. Choose your media.
Find your own style.