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Self Esteem

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sara lindsey

on 21 January 2013

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Self-Esteem in Teens The Facts Self-Esteem- It's how much you value yourself
and how important you think you are * 90% of girls 15-17 want to change an aspect of their appearance
* 80% of 10yr old are afraid of becoming fat
* 12% of teenage boys take supplements/steroids to enhance their appearance
* 25% of girls would consider plastic surgery The Dove campaign This campaign goal is to make
young girls feel beautiful again. They have a group you can sign
up for online that helps this movement They have online activities and workshops
for boys and girls 11-14 that try to help
boost there self esteem and feel great about
themselves again My Results When asked the question- Do you think the media plays an image in self image? Some of the “other” answers was:
“Yeah, I often compare myself to the beautiful models and people in the magazines and wish I was more like them -anonymous
“Because it is what everyone wants that’s what people find attractive”- anonymous

The truth is that only 8 people out of 7 billion people actually look like the people in the magazines. Most photos are fake References About the movement. (2013). Retrieved January 12, 2013, from Dove website: http://www.dove.ca/en/Social-Mission/About-the-Movement.aspx
a Dove film - Girl's self-esteem [Video file]. (2006, October 9). Retrieved from
11 Facts about Teens and Self-Esteem. (n.d.). Retrieved January 9, 2013, from Do Something website: http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/self_esteem.html
New, M. (2012, April). The Story on Self-Esteem. Retrieved January 9, 2013, from Kids Health website: http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/self_esteem.html
Piper, T. (2006, October 6). dove evolution [Video file]. Retrieved from
Self-Esteem. (n.d.). Retrieved January 9, 2013, from Reach Out website: http://us.reachout.com/facts/factsheet/self-esteem
Self-esteem: 4 steps to feel better about yourself. (2011, July 23). Retrieved January 12, 2013, from Mayo Clinic website: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/self-esteem/MH00129/NSECTIONGROUP=2
Top Ten Facts about Low Self Esteem. (n.d.). Retrieved January 9, 2013, from http://www.self-confidence.co.uk/articles/top-ten-facts-about-low-self-esteem/
VS model [Photograph]. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.google.ca/imgres?q=vs+model&hl=en&safe=off&sa=X&tbo=d&biw=1280&bih=644&tbm=isch&tbnid=wfKgzPoZinwQWM:&imgrefurl=http://victoriassecretvictoriassecret.tumblr.com/howvs&docid=dS05ga_rQhagUM&imgurl=http://i56.tinypic.com/974sug.jpg&w=500&h=386&ei=Yz7uUMKXJM6DrQHep4CICw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=559&vpy=121&dur=862&hovh=197&hovw=256&tx=183&ty=140&sig=107434809959372989019&page=1&tbnh=141&tbnw=183&start=0&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:21,s:0,i:151
Whitterman, D. (2009, March 6). What would a real life Barbie look like? Retrieved January 9, 2013, from BBC news website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7920962.stm Hypothesis: That media has a huge effect on a persons self-esteem and body image The media's ideal image or "ideal beauty" of women is: thin body, proportionate curves, small nose, large eyes and attractive hair The medias ideal look for a male is: low body fat, muscular, narrow waist, large broad shoulders and a v- shaped torso We are exposed to negative media at a young
age which effects how you develop your self esteem Social Media and Self Esteem People with low self esteem tend to spend
more time on social media sites like Facebook
and twitter This can have a negative affect on their self image because sites like Facebook only showcase certain aspects of other people's lives, and it tends to be the positive aspects. (Williams) The more likes and comments you get from a post boosts your self esteem. It also can decrease others self esteem if they don't get the same results making them feel like they aren't pretty enough or good enough. Twitter also glamourizes the life's of celebrities Teens follow there every move which can negatively
effect the way they feel about themselves. They may compare their lives to theirs making them feel like they aren't good enough Conclusion: based on my primary and secondary research I believe that my hypothesis was right that all aspects of the media can have a negative effect on
self esteem
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