Self-esteem affects young people in so many different ways, especially at school. Studies show that children who are body confident are more likely to contribute in class, more likely to make stable friendships and more likely to reach their academic potential. Whereas children with low self-esteem are less likely to raise their hand, share their opinion, and interact both socially and in the classroom, and therefore may not perform as well overall at school.
So, building self-esteem and confidence in students is vital for inspiring them to dream big, overcome adversity, and to help them feel at home socially in their school environment.
Specially designed for teens, our Confident Me self-esteem workshops are evidence-based for extra peace of mind. This means that every lesson is designed to make a difference. Addressing key topics, including the impact of society, professional and social media on appearance ideals, Confident Me is here to be a key part of children’s support networks. With every session, they give teachers strategies and tips to boost self-esteem in students and help the next generation grow up confident.
Over six 45-60 minute sessions, including class discussions, small-group activities, engaging videos and activity worksheets, the workshops cover:
- Unrealistic appearance ideals and how they can affect confidence in young people
- The impact of social media, celebrity culture and advertising on self-esteem
- How to identify and challenge appearance-based discrimination
- How to reduce appearance-focused conversations and comparisons
- Body activism and how to achieve positive behaviour change
Research shows that students who attend the six session workshops have improved body image, higher self-esteem and feel more confident participating in social and academic activities.
If you don’t have time to run 6 sessions, we have a single session teaching resource that cover the topics in less depth. However, we strongly recommend you deliver the six sessions where possible, as deeper student engagement has a greater and longer-lasting impact on building positive confidence and self-esteem.
To find out more about our resources, watch our Confident Me training videos for teachers and make a difference for the next generation.