Body image in a digital world plan pack

Explore with students what body image is, how social media can influence it and how to reduce stress caused by online pressure

Ages

  • KS3
  • KS4

Subjects

  • PSHE

What's this for?

Use this lesson plan and accompanying videos to help students explore what body image is, how social media can influence it and identify ways to reduce stress or anxiety caused by online pressure.

The accompanying videos are featured below.

Download includes:

  • Body image lesson plan PDF

(PDF, 712kb)

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Videos

Learning outcomes

Teach your students about how social media can influence and affect perceptions of body image and cause stress.

After the lesson, pupils can:

  • recognise the impact of social media on body image
  • know who to ask for advice and where to look for guidance on body image and online stress, including the Rise Above website
  • use techniques for minimising stress that may arise from a negative perception of body image influenced by social media

For more information on how to use these lesson plans in the classroom, visit the PSHE Association website

Curriculum

Supports the PSHE curriculum

KS3

Core theme 1: Health and wellbeing

Pupils should have the opportunity to learn:

  • H18 — how the media portrays young people, body image and health issues, and that identity is affected by a range of factors, including the media and a positive sense of self
  • H19 — that identity is affected by a range of factors, including the media and a positive sense of self

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