GRADE 9 AND UP
Poor body image and self-esteem in youth can lead to them withdrawing from social, academic and economic opportunities. Building resilience is key to helping young people achieve a more positive body image and strong self-esteem.
Our ‘Sizing Up the Media” presentation examines how the images in the media/social media create feelings of negative body image, inadequacy, low self-esteem and how they put us at risk for disordered eating. This presentation also teaches how media messages are constructed, thereby allowing youth to be informed consumers of social media. Using visual aids, encourages viewers to re-evaluate the images presented by the advertising industry.
Teaching media literacy (which includes the ability to critically evaluate media) skills helps youth develop resilience against negative messages or the comparison trap.
This presentation also includes an interactive game to encourage and promote participation and reinforce key concepts presented.