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It’s all phones and mirrors: Negative teen body image and how you can help

It’s all phones and mirrors: Negative teen body image and how you can help

If there’s one thing most teens care about, it’s their reflection in the mirror. Teens care so much about their appearance because their bodies are constantly changing and many of them are suffering from acne issues, body odor, and hair growing in places it’s never grown before. Most of them criticize their appearance everyday. This criticism, whether it’s inflicted by themselves, their parents or peers, causes teen body image to suffer.When teen body image is criticized, that’s when problems can begin. Teens can develop eating disorders, anxiety, or even depression because of teen body image issues.

Social media changes everything

It’s pretty well known that teens are heavily influenced by the media. Years ago, teen body image was negatively affected by the impossibly thin, beautiful, and buff celebrities and models found in movies, television, and the covers of magazines. Although teens are still influenced by these mediums, social media is the major culprit of negative teen body image nowadays.

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