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A large minority of young people in their early teens take part in heavy ‘ binge ’ drinking even though they are well below the age when they can legally buy alcohol. 35 Percent of 13- and 14-year-old students in Year 9 at school admit they have recently downed five or more alcoholic drinks in a single session , rising to more than half of all 15- and 16-year-old pupils in Year 11
New drugs come along all the time. So-called club drugs - often used at night clubs and all-night dance parties - are cleverly marketed. They promise new and different ways to find fun, energy, or relaxation. The dangers are mostly ignored or denied. Ecstasy - one of the more widely used club drugs - comes in the form of brightly coloured pills to make the drug more tempting to young people.
. Among 12- to 17-year-olds, about 1 in 12 reports using marijuana in the past month. About one in five says she's used the drug at some time. Marijuana growers keep coming up with new and more potent varieties . Today's marijuana is stronger than the drug that many recall from the 1970s. Yet, the myths about marijuana go on, with claims that it is harmless or even helpful.
Any child watching prime-time TV is also exposed to ultra-thin women. "How many adults talk about dieting, looking greater as they become thinner and thinner?
According to recent studies, many fifth- and sixth-grade girls have tried to lose weight. It doesn't mean that they will develop anorexia nervosa, but it does mean that they are feeling the crush of cultural and social pressure.
"As an example, look at the figure of Barbie. Her figure is an impossibility for any young girl or woman to achieve, and yet she is the image of beauty," ."How many girls yearn to look like her, or other dolls of the same image?"
Barbie holds the distinction of being the first doll to become an adult figure in the child’s life . She became an icon, a role model, a figure to be emulated and revered, transforming the child’s role of caretaker to one of the passive bystander and observer of a creature who had made it in life and had it all. She would ultimately become a representative of our own culture. Mothers, as well as their daughters took in Barbie’s messages about how shape and size matters.
If she were alive, Barbie would be a woman standing 7 feet tall with a waistline of 18 inches and a bustling of 38-40.
she would need to walk on all fours just to support her peculiar proportions . Yet media advertising, television and Hollywood would reinforce her message, influencing what would become the American ideal of beauty . By the time a girl is 17 years old, she has received over 250,000 such commercial messages through the media. Eating disorders are the most lethal of all of the mental health disorders, killing or maiming 6-13% of their victims, 87% of whom are under the age of 20
Cindy Jackson, was so influenced by Barbie that it became her life mission to look exactly like her. Her obsession to look like Barbie started when her parents bought her first Barbie at the age of 6. And she didn't give up until she reached her goal . She ended up spending about $55,000 and underwent 20 plastic surgery operations to reach her goal of becoming Barbie.(3)
This is just one example of how impossible it is to reach this ideal image without major alterations of our natural beauty.
Anorexia is a form of starving yourself. You deny your body nutrients it needs to be healthy. You force your body to slow down in order to preserve energy. When you force your body to slow down, you put yourself at very serious risk. The risk includes risk of death. When you deprive your body of nutrients, you may cause any of the following dangerous consequences: ---Abnormally slow heart rate ---Low blood pressure ---Changes in the heart muscle ---Risk of heart failure ---Electrolyte imbalance
---Your periods may stop. ---Changes in your bones. They lose density. This is called osteoporosis. Your bones can then break more easily. ---Loss of muscle tone throughout your body ---Weakness ---Severe dehydration, which can result in kidney failure ---Hair loss is common ---Fainting. ---Death. Hospitalization may be required to restore your weight. Over 10% of people admitted to the hospital for treatment of anorexia eventually die from their anorexia.
Symptoms Dramatic weight loss in a short period of time Obsession with weight, exercise and / or with the content of calories and fat in food Obsession with what others eat Visible food restriction and self-starvation Playing around food on the plate or cutting the food in to small pieces Trying to hide body shape by wearing big or baggy clothes Frequent trips to the bathroom immediately following meals Dizziness and headaches Mood swings Depression, fatigue and poor sleeping habits Secretive eating patterns and / or fear of eating around others Hair loss and/or skin that appears pale Difficulty Concentrating Frequent sore throats and/or swollen glands Distorted body image Low self-esteem and feelings of worthlessness. Feeling cold all the time Loss of menstrual cycle.
I Want to do a poster that shows teens anorexia is not a good thing to have and that it causes many problems and has serious consequences' , and because I want to focuses on is Barbie I would like to do a poster that shows she is a bad influence rather then a good one.