Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
  • Like
Lauren johnson
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.


Now you can save presentations on your phone or tablet

Available for both IPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply


Published in Education
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Be the first to comment
    Be the first to like this
No Downloads


Total Views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds



Embeds 0

No embeds

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

    No notes for slide


  • 1. Lauren Roxanne Johnson AS Communications Presentation
  • 2. YOUNG MUM JUDGED Representation & Identity Me as a What it means to be
  • 3. Identity is… the individual characteristics that define who or what somebody or something is.
  • 4. Representation is…
    • The act of serving as a model, symbol or example of something
  • 5. Teenage pregnancy ‘ The Definition ’ “ a pregnancy in a young woman who has not reached her 20 th birthday by the time the pregnancy has ended”
  • 6. Statistics on pregnancy rates of different ages from 1990 to 2008 Please click on the speakerphone A large rise Noticeable drop Slight rise Slight rise
  • 7. From a parent’s perspective ‘ Stereotype...’ ‘ Shock...’ ‘ Judge...’ ‘ Had to grow-up...’ ‘ Responsibility...’ ‘ It can happen to anyone...’ Please click on the link below ‘ It has it’s good points & bad points...’
  • 8. What do you think of teenage mothers? “ Some are bums” “ You have failed” “ Life over!” “ Brave” “ Depends on the situation” “ Usually negative” “ Typically immature” “ Aren’t capable” “ Irresponsible” “ All mothers deserves the same respect” “ Depends on their appearance” I produced a questionnaire and asked…. These are the responses…
  • 9. Dimbleby & Burton (2006) ‘A sense of self’ Reactions of others? Comparisons with others? Dimbleby and Burton identified four key factors in the creation of a sense of self, here are two of them that relate to my presentation. When I first had my son, the reactions from other people (friends or strangers) had an impact on how I looked at myself. I found that people said I looked to young, so I tried to dress and act more maturely. I did compare myself with others; other mothers, even older ones because I wanted to see how a mother should act. As time went on though I got more comfortable with myself and stopped comparing myself to others
  • 10. Cooley (1992) ‘Looking-glass’ Cooley suggested that a persons self comes from interpersonal communication and peoples perceptions. This is me with a group of friends friends. My friends see me as a teenager still so when I have nights out with them I see myself as a teenager. They perceive me as this teen party girl so when I am with them I act like how they see me This is my family. My son looks up to me and wants to see me as his mother so I automatically fall in to the mothering role around him.
  • 11. Conclusion ‘Everyone is judged, no matter what they do’ Please click on the speakerphone 8 Minutes