Body Image in the Digital Age
Understand the negative and positive impact digital technologies can have on our body image.
Body Image in the Digital Age is a teacher training programme led by York St John University that aims to provide secondary school teachers and allied school-based professionals (e.g wellbeing leads, school-counsellors) with the knowledge and skills needed to combat adolescent body image issues in the digital age. Easy to implement individual lesson plans and teaching materials are provided.
York campus or can be delivered for organisations offsite
- Duration – One-day study day
Facilitators - Dr Beth Bell
£95 For self-funded individuals
What will I learn?
Negative body image is so common amongst young people that it is now considered 'normal'. Body dissatisfaction, an important subtype of negative body image, is the single biggest predictor of disordered eating and other unhealthy body-shaping strategies (e.g. excessive exercise, cosmetic surgery). Although much work has been conducted to improve body image among young people, the emergence of social media and digital technologies in recent years has created new challenges.
Body Image in the Digital Age has been developed by Dr Beth Bell, a leading expert in adolescent body image concerns and digital technology use. Over the last decade she has designed and delivered school-based body image programmes that have benefitted adolescents from across the North of England as well as publishing widely on the topic.
Secondary school teachers and allied school-based professionals (e.g wellbeing leads, school-counsellors) who require the knowledge and skills needed to combat adolescent body image issues in the digital age.
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