How does celebrity culture and media influence body image?
How does celebrity culture influence your child? What is the media's impact on their self-image? Use our articles and activities to give your child the skills they need to resist appearance ideals.
In today’s ceaselessly body-conscious media, stories about women and girls often present a narrow view of beauty. Unless we widen that definition to include attributes beyond looks, our children will miss out on a diverse range of inspiring, intelligent role models.
Our articles and activities will help you and your child replace the influence of celebrity culture and celebrities in advertisements with more empowering messages, protecting their body confidence as they grow.
Start reading and sharing with your child today – you have nothing to lose but the appearance ideals.
Why do young people love social media? And could their use of it cause body confidence issues? Advice on minimising the negative impacts of social media.
Average read time: 6 min
In the dazzling world of social media, today’s youth are often living their lives in full view of an online audience. For those from a different generation, the idea of ‘checking in’ online or sharing a selfie to let people know where you are and what you're up to might seem bizarre. But for young people today, getting ‘likes’ on photos, posts or comments in the virtual world can bring a powerful sense of accomplishment and community acceptance.
Start here, use our parent’s resource Confidence Kit to boost your child's self-esteem.
Average read time: 4 min
As a parent, it’s natural to want the best for your child – for them to be happy, healthy and confident individuals.
But that’s sometimes easier said than done, especially during the teen and pre-teen years when their bodies are changing, their self-confidence is fragile and they are trying to make that tricky transition out of childhood.