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  • Is your child's perception of beauty distorted by media influence?
    Explore how retouched images of models and celebrities alter perceptions of beauty, and how the media influences your self-esteem, with our tips and activities.
    Average read time: 5mins read

    Images of people in the media are manipulated so dramatically these days, that it can feel like 'beauty' is less and less attainable. Help your child resist media influence and see the real picture.

  • Positive body confidence – how social media can affect body image
    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: 5mins read

    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.

  • Cracking compliments: teach your child how to take a compliment
    Use our Cracking Compliments video and tips to help your child learn how respond to compliments – and how to give compliments that aren't looks-focused
    Average read time: 3mins read

    Giving your child a compliment should be simple, but some young people have a tendency to take things the wrong way. To help your child understand when someone is genuinely admiring or praising them, share our Cracking Compliments video and action checklist with them.

  • Cracking compliments: teach your child how to take a compliment
    Use our Cracking Compliments video and tips to help your child learn how respond to compliments – and how to give compliments that aren't looks-focused
    Average read time: 3mins read

    Giving your child a compliment should be simple, but some young people have a tendency to take things the wrong way. To help your child understand when someone is genuinely admiring or praising them, share our Cracking Compliments video and action checklist with them.

  • Why is social media important to young people?
    Why is social networking so important to young people? Explore the positive and negative effects of social media, and why it can cause loss of self-esteem
    Average read time: 5mins read

    Arguably the biggest difference between our own teenage years and those of our children, social media is here to stay. So how do we help our young people use it in a positive way?

  • How to stop cyberbullying and protect your child from its effects
    Cyberbullying facts, advice on how to prevent cyberbullying, tips for dealing with cyberbullies for parents.
    Average read time: 4mins read

    New technology has made it easier for bullies to reach their victims. If you think your child is being affected, use our action checklist for advice on how to support and protect your child from cyberbullying.

  • Chantelle Brown-Young and positive self image: teaching girls about individual beauty
    Frustrated by the portrayal of women in the media? Find new role models for teens, and help your daughter celebrate diversity and recognise her inner beauty.
    Average read time: 4mins read

    By speaking up about vitiligo, a condition that affects the pigment of the skin, ex-America’s Next Top Model (ANTM) contestant Chantelle Brown-Young is confidently expressing her individuality. Use her experience to start talking to your child about celebrating different types of beauty and developing their own positive body image.

  • What is low body confidence?
    Dove is helping parents & teachers support young people to be more body confident, with body image articles, advice & confidence tips to fight low self-esteem.
    Average read time: 4mins read

    Low body confidence can be hard to identify and even harder to address, which is why Dove is on a mission to help everyone support young people to be more body confident.

  • Be Real: the campaign for body confidence
    The Dove Self-Esteem Project & Be Real Campaign support parents & teachers to increase self worth in teens & young women, helping them feel more body confident
    Average read time: 3mins read

    At Dove, we're committed to making beauty a source of confidence, not anxiety. That’s why we're a founding partner of the Be Real Campaign – a national movement formed in response to the Reflections on Body Image report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Body Image. Together, we are campaigning to change attitudes to body image, put health above appearance, and help all of us be confident in our bodies. 

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