Social media is a big part of young people's lives and what they see when they're scrolling can impact their self-esteem, confidence and well-being. Help them navigate social media and boost their self-esteem with our free tools and resources.
Episode 5 shows how body image and social media are connected.
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The Dove Self-Esteem Project has teamed up with body positive activist Megan Crabbe @meganjaynecrabbe to provide positivity for young people through classes while they’re staying safe at home.
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.
Social media issues permeate every aspect of a young person’s life these days, whether it’s revealing TMI (Too Much Info) about their boyfriend or girlfriend on Snapchat, having public spats with their BFF (Best Friend Forever) on Twitter or inadvertently inviting gatecrashers by posting party details on Facebook.
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?
Wave goodbye to unrealistic beauty standards and embrace authenticity to build self-confidence in young people.