Teenage pressures - media and the body beautiful
Short clip of the story
Celebrities including Danny Dyer, Will Mellor and Michelle McManus explore the increasing and unrealistic pressure on young people to conform and achieve the perceived perfect body as portrayed by the media. The idea of the perfect body being unrealistic and unhealthy is discussed.
Ideas for use in classroom
Explore media representation of what a 'normal' body is and how this affects young people. What constitutes a healthy body? Create the perfect male/female body and discuss.