TALKING ABOUT YOUR APPEARANCE
POSITIVE BODY CONFIDENCE – HOW SOCIAL MEDIA CAN AFFECT BODY IMAGE
In the dazzling world of social media, today’s youth are often living their lives in full view of an online audience.
WHY IS SOCIAL MEDIA IMPORTANT TO YOUNG PEOPLE?
Arguably the biggest difference between our own teenage years and those of our children, social media is here to stay. So how do we help our young people use it in a positive way?
THE REAL ME: ACTIVITIES TO CELEBRATE YOUR CHILD’S INNER BEAUTY
Isn’t it wonderful when your child feels confident and happy and can find the words to express it? Use our confidence building activities to help them vocalise what they love about being ‘me’.
BODY TALK: THE POWER OF WORDS FOR A POSITIVE BODY IMAGE
Talking about our bodies is like an unwritten rule in female friendship – many of us do it constantly and automatically: “I feel fat in these jeans,” “I’ve put on so much weight,” or “Gosh, my skin looks awful today.” Talking about your looks might seem like a way to bond with your child and friends, but it’s worth considering what effect it could have.
BE REAL: THE CAMPAIGN FOR BODY CONFIDENCE
At Dove, we’re committed to making beauty a source of confidence, not anxiety. That’s why we’re a founding partner of the Be Real Campaign – a national movement formed in response to the Reflections on Body Image report from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Body Image.
HOW TO BUILD CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM
If you suffer from low confidence and self-esteem, your negativity could have a knock-on effect on your child. Use our action checklist to cut out self criticism – and give your child’s body confidence a boost, too.
HELP YOUR CHILD DEVELOP A POSITIVE BODY IMAGE
Why is it that ‘the latest look’ is often nothing like people actually are in the real world? What look did you hanker after growing up? Trends may move on, but young people’s aspiration – and anxiety – is timeless.
HELP YOUR CHILD SET PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS – AND ACHIEVE THEM
One of the best ways for young people to grow into confident, healthy young adults who can achieve their goals is knowing their own potential and limits. And who better to help than the people who know them best?
HOW DOES SOCIAL MEDIA AFFECT TEENS?
Social media issues permeate every aspect of a young person’s life these days, whether it’s revealing TMI (Too Much Info) about their boyfriend or girlfriend on Snapchat, having public spats with their BFF (Best Friend Forever) on Twitter or inadvertently inviting gatecrashers by posting party details on Facebook.
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THE DOVE SELF-ESTEEM PROJECT
At Dove, we have a vision of a world where beauty is a source of confidence, not anxiety. Our mission is to ensure the next generation grows up enjoying a positive relationship with the way they look – helping young people to raise their self-esteem and realise their full potential.
In 2004, we turned this vision and mission into the Dove Self-Esteem Project. We work with leading experts in the area of body image to develop evidence-based tools. We’ve reached over 20 million young people with self-esteem education so far and together we can reach millions more.