Grade Level: 6-12
Body Image Obsession
Body Image Obsession
Guidance Health/Safety At Risk
What is the price of attaining the "perfect" appearance? Who sets contemporary standards of beauty? This Parents' Choice Award-winning program examines the growing trend of childhood obsession with body image. An estimated 60% of high school girls are dissatisfied with their bodies and on a diet, and seven million young women have eating disorders. From the media's influence on self-image and the growing trend of cosmetic surgery among teens to devastating diseases such as body dysmorphic disorder, this eye-opening program features true stories of teens who see themselves as less than "perfect," and how this anxiety may threaten their health. This program encourages viewers to analyze advertising images, and to nurture self-esteem by developing strong character rather than focusing on surface beauty.
- Correlated to Health, At-Risk & Safety Standards in those states with Health & Safety Standards, and to Life Science (Human Body) standards in many other states (most states mandate substance abuse and other at-risk education at various places in their K-12 curricula)
- Instructional designs that combine “scare/shock” with “reasonable/factual” approaches to changing student behavior, which have oscillated this “Guidance” strand of education back and forth in the last 30 years
- Students’ points of view used to give these behavioral programs maximum credibility with their target school-age audiences
- Award-winning (Emmy & many others), television-level production values also give these programs credibility with the media-saturated target audience of pre-teen and teenage viewers
- Only recently produced at-risk programs with a new approach that will equally satisfy student behavior modification needs of counselors, teachers, administrators and students alike
- Unlike many at-risk programs produced over the last decades, these programs focus more on causes of behavior and less on the “de jour” symptoms, such as specific substances abused, STDs, etc.
- Combination of the above factors ensure that these programs will change students’ behaviors quickly, which is the primary motive for educators to purchase them
- Recently updated for classroom use