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Body Image - Key Stage 3&4

Guidance, Resources and articles

Guidance 

Be Real Campaign - The Campaign for Body Confidence

Campaigning to chance attitudes to body image and help all of us put health above appearance and be confident in our bodies.

 

Being Me - Newsround has made a special programme called Being Me, exploring what kids think about their body image.

  

Teacher Guidance - Key standards in teaching about body image

Pressure to look perfect hits girls' confidence, say Guides 

 

Resources

Dove

 

 

 

 

MediaSmart - Body Image and Advertising

Some great teaching resources and lesson plans on body image. Also includes a section for young people and a section for parents.

Media Smart Parent Guide 2015

Media Smart Body Image and Advertising - Teachers Notes

You can also use the TV adverts in MediaSmart UK's youtube playlist.

If you do wish to use the case studies, please ensure that your school or educational institution has a valid Educational Recording Agency licence.

Boys' Biggest Conversation - Body Image & Advertising: Resources 

Media Smart and First News have come together to create the Boys’ Biggest Conversation – a campaign to encourage young men, across the UK, to talk about body image and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing.

Although the resource focuses on the representation of men in the media, it is designed for use with students aged 11–14 years of all genders, aiming to broaden the discussion and build understanding of how this issue can affect everyone.

Articles

BBC News - Unilever to use 'less sexist' ads

BBC News - Pressure to look perfect hits girls' confidence, say Guides