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Media’s obsession with ‘size 0’

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The influence media has on teen body image is done by showing teen girls women with size 0 waist and having them believe that's the ideal body type.

When teens see unrealistic body types all the time it has an impact on their body image and starts dieting behaviour. The media also influences the type of clothes teens want to wear all because they see a celebrity wearing it.

Media can also disrupt the family environment; when teens see a celebrity treating or talking to their parents or siblings in a bad way they begin to think it's OK for them to do and act the same.

The media constantly shows teens drinking and partying all the time and portrays the message that “you're not cool if you don't party”.

This leads to underage drinking and teenagers going to parties every weekend just to fit in.

Now the teen's attitude starts the change, everything that once was a priority is now an option and vice versa.

Unrealistic body types: the catwalk regularly perpetrates the message that you have to be stick thin to be beautiful
Super slim: Taylor Swift on the front cover of Vogue

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Published August 11, 2016 at 9:00 am (Updated August 10, 2016 at 9:58 pm)

Media’s obsession with ‘size 0’

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