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Teen Health and the Media
Read about the impact the media has on teen body image and health.
Body Image – Advertising and Magazines
Advertising, particularly for fashion and cosmetics, has a powerful effect on how we see ourselves and how we think we should look. Read about some of the consequences.
How the Media Affects Teens & Young Adults
A list of some of the ways that certain types of media can negatively affect the life of a teenager.
The Media and Body Image
Learn more about the distorted images of advertising and the impact they might have on you.
'Selfie' Body Image Warning Issued
Spending lots of time on Facebook looking at pictures of friends could make you insecure about your body image. Learn why in this article.
Selfies and Young People
Selfies are 'damaging' and leave young people vulnerable to abuse. Read more about it in this article.
Anderson, Laurie Halse: . Viking, 2009.
Lia and Cassie are best friends and have a dieting pact. When Cassie dies of anorexia, Lia is left laden with guilt. Ages 12 and up.
, American drama from 1981, directed by Sam O'Steen.
Overlooked by her parents who are having trouble with her older sister, 17-year-old Casey starts dieting excessively in order to become a better ballet dancer. Needless to say, it results in an eating disorder. Ages 13 and up.
, American TV series by Silvio Horta, which premiered in 2006.
The main character, Betty Suarez, is a 22-year-old Mexican-American woman from Queens, New York who has no fashion sense. She is known to be bold, naive and goodhearted. She is thrown into a different world when she gets a job at 'Mode', a trendy fashion magazine in Manhattan.
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