PSHE KS3 & KS4/GCSE: What makes people attractive?

A group of young volunteers take part in an experiment to find out if it is looks or personality that is most important in making people attractive to others.

The pressures on young people are described highlighting the pressure to have the perfect body is encouraging more and more young people to want cosmetic surgery.

This clip is from the series Body Matters.

Teacher Notes

Could be used to stimulate a discussion on body image versus personality.

It could also be used to start a discussion and research into the way the media presents body image, and the influence this has on young people.

It could also be used as a basis for discussion around the increased trend in having cosmetic surgery.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching PSHE at KS3 and GCSE Level. This topic appears in KS3/ KS4 and National 4/5 in Scotland.

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Breast enlargement and body image
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How do crash diets affect the body?
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