This advertisement MEDIA SMART was found on google. The advertisement talks about body image and the media, how they misrespresent body image. The effect it has on adolescents, how it influences their attitudes and behavior. Adolescent developing unhealthy attitudes towards their body images;because of the social pressure and how the media portrayed body images on magazines and television. Many adolescent suffered from low self-esteem and even hurt themselves because they are unsatisfied with their body image.
Fat shaming involves criticizing and harassing overweight people about their weight or eating, in order to make them feel ashamed of themselves. Apparently, some people believe that making overweight people feel ashamed of themselves will motivate them to change their behavior so they start eating less, exercising more and finally start to lose weight. Others are just horrible human beings, plain and simple. Horrible people often feel comfortable saying things over the internet that they would not say in real life. However, when someone falls prey to body shaming, it puts a lot of stress on them and in the case of overweight teens, it can drive them to handle that stress by taking in more calories and gaining even more weight.
Depression can make one physically sick. They experience anxiety since they feel as if anyone can judge them for their appearance. Anxiety as a side effect of a negative body image, usually causes one to cover up their body excessively, change their outfit at least 6 times before going out, and frequently stay inside and not want to go out. Negative body image is one of the leading causes of psychological disorders. If these types of people refuse to seek treatment, it will cause them to be suicidal.
Therefore, it causes the person with alcoholism to depend on the alcohol in order to deal with certain things. Also, it may cause them to put themselves in dangerous situations,or lead to legal situations. Those who drink alcohol more frequently they have serious health and psychological problems. It can increase the risk of developing certain cancers it includes the mouth, throat, liver, and breast. Natasha Tracy, said “Alcoholism is a disease that damages the brain,liver, heart, and other organs.” Meanwhile,some people don’t notice that they have problems once they have been developed a dependence on alcohol, he or she will drink regardless of any serious physical symptoms.
Teens have many emotional issues as they grow up due to hormone imbalances and stress management being insufficient and underdeveloped. This can lead way to many physical and emotional problems. These problems can consist of depression, and bullying can push toward eating disorders in order for the teen to feel in a way that they have the ability to control a small portion of the chaotic world around them. The human mind can only take so much abuse, as “Bullying damages self-esteem and destroys body image, both which can make an individual – child or adult – susceptible to developing an eating disorder, such as anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. ... Changes in eating patterns, such as bingeeating or skipping meals…” The warning signs of suicidal tendencies can consist of ¨withdrawal from social activities, a drop off in performance at school, a change in friends, withdrawal from friends, withdrawal from school activities, including sports or arts programs, a drop in grade, a change in sleeping behaviors, change in appetite.¨ (About Teen Suicide) The hormonal imbalances in a teenager’s brain is under no control of the teen and can be easily manipulated by peers or elders.
Bulimia is another eating disorder that is made up of binge eating which means that the individuals vomit the calories they consumed to avoid weight gain. Society has no clue on how much many women may suffer due to dissatisfaction in their own body. The major fear a woman faces is the fear to gain weight that leads to a distorted body
Some of these methods include dieting, which under extreme measures can lead to eating disorders, the intake of slimming pills, smoking and excessive exercising. The media’s emotional impact and influence is so powerful to the point that kids, as young as 5th graders are effected. The people in advertisements and on magazine covers that we aspire to look like do not exist. Majority of them have been photo shopped and are not realistic targets. This emphasizes on how powerful the media is because despite the fact that we know that that these images and people are fake, we still choose to succumb to such expectations and go to major extremes to meet them.
As we have mentioned negative body image can develop from a very early age, which is devastating considering the severe consquences which can occur; eating disorders, emotional distress, low self esteem, anxiety and social withdrawl are all associated to with a negative body image. A negative body image is a disorted proportion of shape, where we percieve parts of our body to be unlike the reality. It is vital that we do something to help young people to have a postive body image. We then become convinced that only other people are attractive and that our body shape is a sign of personal failure, slowly we soon become to feel ashamed, self conscious and anxious about our bodies. Finally we feel uncomfortable and awkward in our own
First is that underage drinking could lead to someone else’s death because some teenagers nowadays are most likely to put themselves into danger. On the survey we conducted 70% said that they tend to experience side effects from drinking. Some of these side effects may include nausea or vomiting and headache, that causes them to lose their discipline in terms of interacting with people, and also it affects the way they think. An example would be making the decision opposite of what should be done right without even having any idea of what they are doing, acting as if they are
Everyone makes decisions and choices they regret, and some of these choices have a negative impact on people and their futures. Dropping out of high school because one is stressed, smoking and drinking because it is viewed as cool and a way to fit in, or even going to that next step with your significant other as a teen, are examples of choices facing teenagers in the united states. All of these things can lead to negative outcomes for one’s future. Alcohol leads to abuse, alcoholism, and a lot of medical issues. Sex can cause pregnancy and pregnancy may lead to abortion, which also causes other serious medical issues and even death.