In this increasing age of technology, the rampant use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat, and its accessibility, has affected teenagers in various ways. Hurling hateful comments behind the cloak of anonymity is one of social media’s biggest danger. Besides that, the increasing use of photo applications to edit photos might be one of the reasons that influence the negative perception of bodies...
What is body image?
Your body image is…
How you see yourself in the mirror or how you picture yourself in your mind.
What you believe about your own appearance (including your memories, assumptions and generalisations)
How you feel about your body (height, shape and weight)
How you sense and control your body as you move i.e. how you feel IN your body, not just ABOUT your body
We internalise messages from a young age..