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Inpact 2012 presentation

  1. 1. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2012 Lisbon, Portugal | 24-26 May Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web Teresa Castro, António Osório Institute of Education, University of Minho This work is funded by POPH – QREN – Type 4.1 – Advanced Training, by European Social Fund and national funds of MCTES through FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, under Research Grant with ReferenceSFRH/BD/68288/2010.Fonte:http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/deborah/2007/06/lisboa_dreami
  2. 2. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web 1 Framework of the exploratory study 2 Methodology 3 Results and initial conclusions
  3. 3. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web PhD research online violence involving children the use of digital devices and/or Internet to actively engage in physical, verbal, psychological or emotional aggression, that being repeated can lead to serious physical or psychological self-harm or deliberately and intentionally cause harm to another human being Receptient [content] Participant [contact] Actor [conduct] http://www.agenciars.com.br/blog/criancas-brasileiras-sao-as-que-entram-mais-cedo-nas- redes-sociais/
  4. 4. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web i) Public availabilty ii) Production and dissemination iii) Corncern for parents Aim: pro-anorexia portuguese written blogs Potentially harmful and risky content http://www.agenciars.com.br/blog/criancas-brasileiras-sao-as-que-entram-mais-cedo-nas- redes-sociais/
  5. 5. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web Anorexia and Bulimia- Disease- Obsessive concern with weight and image- Loss of weigh by withdrawal of food- Psychiatric problems (depression, anxiety, mutilation, suicidal behaviour, drug use) ‘Ana’ and ‘Mia’ - Social movement - Lifestyle grounded on anorexic behaviours - Extreme diets - Psychiatric problems (depression, anxiety, mutilation, suicidal behaviour, Fonte: http://www.1000wordsinside.com drug use)
  6. 6. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web Numbers… two thirds of adolescent girls search online for health information Nearly half are about losing weight 13% engage in binge eating and purging behaviours (Wilson, Peebles, Hardy, & Litt, 2006)
  7. 7. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web>From solitary to solidary movement  social phenomenon that is unique to the Internet age (...) having no offline equivalent (Giles, 2006) that allows socially isolated or stigmatized individuals to share experiences in relative anonymity, in an apparent safe haven (Giles, 2006), creating a sense of community - Neutral space (Brotsky & Giles, 2007); - Non-judgemental space (Dias, 2003; Brotsky & Giles, 2007; Williams, 2009; Gavin et al., 2008; Williams & Reid, 2007)); - Express their feelings (Wold et al., 2009); - Alleviates the loneliness (Csipke & Horne, 2007) - A “sanctuary” (Dias, 2003) - support and understanding (Gavin et al., 2008; Williams & Reid, 2007)
  8. 8. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web • Reinforces the person’s identity of being eating disordered (Gavin et al., 2008; Rich, 2006; Tierney, 2006) • Makes it difficult to leave the community behind and recover (Csipke & Horne, 2007) • Reinforces and normalises the pro-anorexic identity (Gavin et al., 2008) • Helps keeping their behaviours a secret from ‘others’ in the offline environment for fear that they would intervene and attempt to ‘fix’ their disorder (Gavin et al., 2008; Williams & Reid, 2007) • Promotes anorexia as a lifestyle and encourage aggressive self-inflicted practices and are an example of inappropriate content disseminated over the Internet (Bell, 2007)
  9. 9. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web Methodology…
  10. 10. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web Methodology… 1st stage Exploratory Sample Public data Passive observation 11 Weblogs (B1 to B11) ♀9 /♂2 Portugal 6 / Brazil 7 2st stage y 13...19 In depth Blogs authors Interview
  11. 11. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web Content… Content B1 B2 B3 B4 B5 B6 B7 B8 B9 B10 B11 Thinspiration (sentences) ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Thinspiration (video/audio) ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Thinspiration (Tv shows) ● ● ● Thinspiration (Photos) ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Ana/Mia bracelet ● ● ● ● ● ● Ana/Mia letter ● ● ● Ana Commandments ● ● ● Tips and tricks ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Participation in “desafios” ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● Diets sharing ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● NFC *No food colective ● ● ● ● ● Change URL blog ● ● ● Reference to Internet parental control ● ● ● ●
  12. 12. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web Content…  Highly shocking, intimate and emotional “I’m a loser. Can’t stand this... I want to disappear... Nobody understands my pain... ” (B9) “I know I’m killing myself, but being fat is far worse than being dead” (B3) “I look at my body and I only see fat... And more fat... I feel disgusted with myself.” (B9)
  13. 13. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web Content…  self-mutilation, punishment or suicide attempt “I want to cut myself (...) it provides me a sense of relief...” (B9) “I hurt myself when I’m depressed” (B8) “(...) cutting brings me peace” (B5)
  14. 14. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web Content…  Peter Pan syndrome
  15. 15. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web Messages…  Support from followers “Passed by to leave you my support” “I’m following you” “Reading your post made me sad...” “Please, don’t cut yourself...”
  16. 16. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends Lisbon | 26 May 2012Online violence: not beautiful enough… not thin enough; anorectic testimonials in the web 1st conclusions…  This public available blogs may represent a real dangerous for children because  easily provide potentially harmful content (such as tips and tricks to deceive family and friends  incite the use of dangerous diets and drugs  promote anorexia as a normal behaviour, a sense in life wich is worth dying for;  promote thin as a guarantee to be happy and loved Fonte: http://fashioningcircuits.com/?p=226
  17. 17. International Psychological Applications Conference and Trends 2012 Lisbon, Portugal | 24-26 May THANK YOU! Teresa Castro, António Osório Institute of Education, University of Minho This work is funded by POPH – QREN – Type 4.1 – Advanced Training, by European Social Fund and national funds of MCTES through FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, under Research Grant with ReferenceSFRH/BD/68288/2010.Fonte:http://www.slowtrav.com/blog/deborah/2007/06/lisboa_dreami

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