According to numerous studies, low self-esteem in adolescents can negatively affect their performance in school, their relationship with others, and their own self-perception. Access the resources below to teach students how comparisons and bullying can harm self-esteem and practice strategies for negating their influences.
Teach students the value of body confidence. They will explore how comparing themselves to others, both in person and in the media, can have negative consequences by investigating “appearance ideals” vs “healthy ideals.” They will learn about the effects of body talk and practice “flipping the script” before reflecting on their own feelings and experiences with comparisons.
Digital Lesson Bundle
Confronting Comparisons to Build Body Confidence
This ready-made PowerPoint Presentation allows educators to use a visual aid as they teach students the three activities included in this Digital Lesson Bundle.
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Appearance Ideals in the Media
Competing and Comparing Looks
Let’s Talk About Something Else
By age 9, children begin to be able to view themselves as individual entities and how their bodies interact with the world.
- British Journal of Health Psychology