Social Media's Influence On Body Image

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Alternatively social media influences body image. Long before technology came into place a size 14 physique, characterized bodily perfection. Now being thin were considered idyllic. As it turns out, a significant number of children and adolescents remain dissatisfied with their bodies. For instance, Collins (as cited in 1991) found that 42% of 6- to 7-year-old girls and 30% of same-aged boys preferred silhouettes of bodies thinner than their own. Moving to middle childhood onward, between 40% and 50% of all youth desire to be thinner (as cited in Clark & Tiggemann, 2006; Dohnt & Tiggemann, 2006).Again taking example from Fiji, in the Pacific there’s a saying that goes “ Big is Beautiful”, this is now irrelevant as people become extra cautious

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