Body Image Questions … Answer the 4 questions on your sheet Should have more than 1 thing for each! Pair share Add to your sheet
What is body image? How you think you look Personal image of your body
What influences body image? Media – tells you what you should look like Magazines TV/Movies Advertisements Celebrities Peers – what others say Weight – society tells us to be skinny; one body type better than another
Why is body image important to teenagers? Relationships with peers Want to fit in Popularity Affects self esteem High body image = high self esteem
Negative consequences of having poor body image: Eating disorders Dieting Obesity Drug use Depression Low self esteem Suicide
How well do you like your body? Which do you say “yes” to? I am constantly thinking about my body size, shape, and weight, and am constantly working to improve my body. I would be much happier and my life would be better if I were thinner or more muscular. I commonly skip meals to lose weight. I weight myself more than once a day. I exercise mainly to lose weight or to look better.
How well do you like your body? Which do you say “yes” to? I completely exclude foods from one food group in order to manage my weight. I don’t participate in sports and other activities because I am embarrassed about my body. I like to wear oversized clothes to hide “flaws” in my body. I believe there are good foods and bad foods. When I see a model in a magazine I want to look like her/him.
Did you know … Our genes determine 70% of our body weight and shape. Some things are out of your control!! Pictures of models in magazines and advertisements are technically altered. What you see is not the truth!!
The truth about what goes on before the world sees a picture. Becoming a Model ….
Discussion Groups Look at the magazine pages your group receives. Discuss the following questions. Be prepared to share your responses. What do the pictures/advertisements want to make you think? What false messages is this picture/ad portraying? What does this picture NOT show? What truth is missing?
If Barbie Were Real … She would have: 46” bust 16” waist Be 7’ tall Wear a size 2 shoe Does that sound realistic to you??
Society taking its’ toll …. Why are people willing to risk their health to get the perfect body???
Do you know what you’re being exposed to??? Media’s Influences ….
Reflection: Write a short reflection that addresses the following questions: Do you believe body image is an issue among teenagers? Why? In your opinion do most teens have a positive or negative body image? Why? If models and celebrities are “role models” what is this saying to teens – especially to females? What could we do as a society to help with the problem of poor body image? What can be done to promote positive body images?