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Confident Me workshops: What did the pupils have to say?

ʻI think that pictures in all the magazines around the world should be natural and we shouldn't try to make them look betterʼ

Parent Zone has been working with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to help boost pupils' self-esteem. In this video pupils talk about how they found the in-school 'Confident Me' workshop. Register to download the FREE resources below

The PSHE Association-accredited 'Confident Me' workshops are being delivered in schools across the country to help boost students' self-esteem and challenge perceptions of body image.

In the above video, pupils talk about the impact the workshop has had on their own perceptions of body image. They learn about how images can be manipulated to look completely different, and say how useful it was to see what goes on behind the scenes when images of models are edited. One pupil says 'Pictures in all the magazines around the world should be natural and we shouldn't try to make them look better'.

The video reveals how some young people are not aware of the extent of editing and changes to images. 

 

Register for FREE teaching resources to deliver the single session 45-minute workshop in your school.

For parents

Download the free Uniquely Me parent guide to hand out to your pupils and parents.

This contains expert advice from Dove Self-Esteem Project global experts from the fields of psychology, body image, self-esteem, eating disorders and media representation to create a resource for parents that is focused on advice and action.

Parent Zone is working with the Dove Self-Esteem Project to help boost UK pupils' body confidence through its PSHE Association-approved in-school workshops. Find out more about the full programme here.