Body-Image Pressure Increasingly Affects Boys

It’s not just girls who are affected by the pressure to achieve the perfect body, face, and airbrushed look (although it is still predominantly girls and women who suffer negative self esteem as a result of the unrealistic portrayal of women in the media). Unfortunately, more and more boys suffer from negative body image—and eating disorders, too. According to The Atlantic, “A new study of a national sample of adolescent boys, published in the January issue of JAMA Pediatrics, reveals that nearly 18 percent of boys are highly concerned about their weight and physique.”
Find tips and tools to help kids resist the pressure and maintain a healthy body image at Common Sense Media…
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