Teenage pressures - media and body image

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McManus and Will Mellor give an insight into how images of celebrities are manipulated and controlled. The reality is a team of people behind the image, who create a 'product' used to sell things. The negative impact of this imagery is questioned.


Ideas for use in classroom

Create two collages - one called the 'real male body' and one called the 'real female body'. Use pictures and headlines from newspapers and magazines.

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