Parents: This Factoid About Teens And Body Image Is Something You Should Know

Crista Sumanik of Common Sense Media points out a main cause of body image issues that children are exposed to from a young age.

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"Talk to them about their assumptions about appearance."

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Body image concerns, let's just take that. - Yes. - Eighty seven percent of the female TV characters aged ten to seventeen are below average in weight. So, - Wow - On the Disney channel and on the shows your kids are watching. So you have to you know, immunize your child. You know, choose quality media that has diverse characters. And, talk to them about their assumptions about appearance. The research that I'm referencing, also, we found out, that you know, body image concerns start way earlier than you think.