Some Statistics About Appearance andWeight 79% of teenage girls who vomit and 73% of teenage girls who use diet pills frequently read women’s health and fitness magazines A study showed that ½ of 3-6 year old girls were already worried about being overweight The average model weighs 23% less than the average woman
1 out of every 4 commercials sends a message about attractiveness One study discovered that viewing music videos that included thin women led to an increase in body dissatisfaction 80% of women who answered a survey said that women on television and in movies made them feel insecure about their bodies
The media influences womenand men to be anorexic andbulimic. They want to beskinny, even if they areskinny enough. It causespeople to starve themselvesand harm their body.
This is how some people portray themselves afterbeing exposed to ads with skinny people in them.
How can we solve this problem?There isn’t really a way to solve society’s opinion, but there are ways for a person to help themselves appreciate their appearance and body.
Be realistic: Most models starve themselves and have eating disorders. They punish their bodies and hurt themselves to look like skin and bones. Variety: Why would you want to look like someone else? Or have everyone the same weight and they all looked alike? You might not like you’re body image, but there is someone or a few people who think you’re perfect and beautiful.
66% of children (ages 10 to 16) surveyed said that their peers are influenced by TV shows. 62% say that sex on TV shows and movies influences kids to have sex when they are too young. Witnessing repeated violent acts can lead to desensitization and a lack of empathy for human suffering. Television alone is responsible for 10% of youth violence. By age 18, a U.S. youth will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence.
TV shows that contain profanity cause kids to use profanity in public places and it causes them to overuse cuss words.They think this is “cool.”
Most shows include violence.When kids and teenagers areexposed to enough violence, theybecome “immune” to it. Then theystart to do acts of violencebecause things in the media havetaught them that it’s alright to beviolent.
I will now talk about afew real life examples Ididn’t put on mypresentation.
How can the problem be solved?Don’t let kids and teenagers be exposed to so much violence and sexual content.Talk to your kids about what’s reality and what’s fake.Educate your kids.
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