We believe every young person should grow up feeling confident about their looks. That’s why we’ve developed Confident Me, a set of evidence-informed resources for teachers & educators aimed at 11- to 14-year-olds.
Aligned to promote adolescent body confidence, the free downloadable tools are designed to allow teachers and educators to run body confidence workshops. The workshops allow teachers, educators, and students to explore the impact that image ideals portrayed in the media have on young people’s self-esteem.
Low body confidence and self-esteem affect young people’s learning. Anxiety about appearance has been linked to poorer concentration and less engagement in the classroom, resulting in worse academic performance. Globally, 8 out of 10 girls admit to opting out of important everyday activities, such as engaging with friends or loved ones because of concern about their looks.
There are single- and five-lesson tools designed to adapt to your time frame. Both tools have been proven to make a positive impact on improving body confidence. The workshops explore how society and professional and social media promote an unrealistic “ideal” body, and teach strategies to protect and build self-confidence in oneself and others.
The Dove Global Beauty and Confidence Report (PDF) (1,003 KB). Commissioned by Dove, 2017.
Reframing Beauty – Unlocking the Potential of Young Girls. Commissioned by Dove, 2014.