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Transcript of Body Image
Causes and Influences
Causes and Influences
Austin, Gwyn, and Max
Low self esteem
Lack of satisfaction
Recently technology has become a backbone for media misportrayal and false representation. From the billions of combined hours that youth view media including; TV (and commercials), magazines, movies, social media, apps (photoshop), and ads, technology has created a judgemental portal for people to express themselves in this generation.
Our generation is commonly referred to as the generation of technology with the majority of teens owning some sort of internet based technology. This technology has provided the means of a perfect platform for the new trend of sending crude images and videos to others. This practice has impacted the way in which teens perceive their bodies, take ownership, and value personal and physical space.
Charges for child pornography
Register as a sex offender
Many teens experience the pressures and consequences of sexting every day, the only way to face the predicament that has fallen upon the youth of our country is to prevent sexting before it occurs.
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With technology guiding youth lives in all mediums, it has becomne more accessible to falsely advertise and misportray desired appearances. This is influencing technology users' interpretation of what is realsitic and what they should mold to 'be like.'
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For preventing consequences that come with media misportrayal, it is important to know how to use technology positively to find realistic sources that can provide suppor. Not only does social medi portrsy unrealistic blogs, but it also shows ways to improve lifestyle and control your appearance and emotional strengths. Such sources can be vloggers, accounts on instagram, and real interaction with people that can relate to your situation.
Eat a variety of foods and don't label then good or bad foods.
Don't believe everything that's being said or shown on the internet or TV - use your own judgement. Many things are exaggerated or airbrushed to look ideal.
Be aware of the real facts of anorexia, bulimia,and binge eating so that you are not judgemental or become affected yourself.
The many ways to avoid these disorders is to aware of your problems.
Fear of gaining weight
National Eating Disorders Association. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/
Anorexia Nervosa. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.helpguide.org/articles/eating-disorders/anorexia-nervosa.htm
Teens curiosity of sex
Seeking attention from others
Seeking increase in social status
Accessibility of technology
Thousands of teens nationwide take part in sexting every year without understanding the dangers and consequences of just what they're participating in. It is important that teens understand the risks of sexting.
Teen education from parents
Monitoring and checking in
Think before you send
Report sexts you see or recieve
What Can You Do to Help Prevent Eating Disorders? | National Eating Disorders Association. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/what-can-you-do-help-prevent-eating-disorders
Obsessive desire to lose weight
Depression and self-induced vomiting, purging, or fasting.
Anorexia and Bulimia have the highest rate of death of any mental illness.
Anorexia is a intense fear of gaining weight and a distorted body image.
Bulimia is the use of vomiting after binge eating.
Signs of these disorders include skipping meals, going to the bathroom after a meal and extreme work outs.
Up to 30 million people suffer from an eating disorder in the U.S.
noun sex·ting \ˈsek-stiŋ\
: the sending of sexually explicit messages or images by cell phone
Causes and Influences
In conclusion, the affects of technology on an individual's body image may be anything from encouraging a eating disorder, to providing false ideas, to even supplying a platform for which nude photos may be shared. In order for change to occur preventi
How media influneces eating disorders.