Have to be stronger
Have to dress better
Need to work out more
Need to fit in
In a survey of 18 people
7 questions were asked
The answers were quite different from expected
7 Males 11 Females
50% said they felt they sometimes were pressured to look a certain way
"Need to prettier and thinner" "Need to fit in" "Criticized by media and people around me"
When asked to specify, this is what I got:
50% of the people said that they sometimes felt as if they were competing against their peers and friends on who looks better
77% said they felt that they could improve themselves physically
Out of the 16 people who decided to specify 5 of the responses were to lose weight
There were also comments like "Slimmer but with curves" "Dress better" "Work out more"
We can change the idea that we have to have "curves" but also be "slim"
Or that guys have to be strong and fit to be considered attractive
- DON'T leave hurtful comments on other peoples post. That hurts their self-esteem, just like it would hurt yours.
- DON'T post anything negative about yourself either, it gives other people the right to say it about you as well.
- Put your phone down and surround yourself with positive things, not a lot on that on social media.
- Know that you dont know what is going on behind that pic, and that it is not you so you can not compare yourself to it
- As lame as it seems, read a book, exercise, or talk to your dad, because they're not going to harm you
YOU CONTROL WHAT YOU THINK OF YOURSELF SO DO NOT LET PEOPLE BEHIND SCREENS TELL YOU OTHERWISE
WANTING TO BE HEALTHY IS FINE CHANGING FOR OTHER PEOPLE IS NOT
WE CAN CHANGE THE WAY WE AFFECT PEOPLE AND THINK OF OUR OWN SELVES
Lo, Danica. "Survey Says: Social Media Sets Unrealistic Beauty Standards". Glamour.com 19 Feb 2015. Web. 2 Apr 2015. "Impact of Social Media on Teenagers" Selfesteem.dove.us. Web. 2 Apr 2015 Gummow, Jodie. "7 Telltale Signs Social Media Is Killing Your Self-Esteem". Alternet.org 7 Mar 2014. Web. 2 Apr 2015. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SLHM33C ( My Survey )