The cult of celebrity and rise in media airbrushing are said to have led to an increase in negative body image amongst primary school aged children.
Here we discuss the issue and offer some expert tips from Chris Calland, Behaviour Specialist and Education Consultant, on how to boost your child’s body confidence.
The social networking site Yellow, which has seven million users, has been described as ‘Tinder for teens’. Mother, Tanith Carey spent two months monitoring the activities of youngsters on the site. Carey says it is an ‘unedifying meat market’ for ‘sexual fishing’ which puts teens at risk.
Selfies, celebrities and social media – there has never been more pressure to look good 24/7.
More than a third of girls aged 10 to 15 years old are unhappy with their appearance and a quarter are unhappy with their lives, a new report from the Children’s Society’s has found.
While boys’ sense of happiness remained stable, girls’ happiness has plunged.
So why are girls suffering from low self-esteem and what can we do to make them feel better about themselves?
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