Media Smart’s pack to help parents talk to their children about body image
The Media Smart Body Image parent pack was launched in June 2012 following the success of our Body Image Lesson. It represents out first resource for parents and aims to help extend children’s body image education into the home.
Again developed in conjunction with the Governments campaign on Body Confidence, it looks at the portrayal of people in the media – including the preference for the use of certain body types and its impact on young girls and boys.
Aimed at 6-11 year olds the Body Image Parent Pack aims to help promote positive self-esteem among children, by encouraging parents and children to think critically about the images they see in the media and understand that they are aspirational and not necessarily achievable. This guide continues on the theme of the lesson which studied the portrayal of people in advertising and media and the different techniques used for digital enhancement/manipulation.