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Signs that a pupil may be struggling with low self-esteem

Feelings of insecurity can often be amplified by appearance ideals found in everyday life through the media and many young people may be struggling with low self-esteem. Here are some signs that a pupil may be struggling with low self-esteem:

Avoiding ‘summer body’ hang-ups

As the summer term rolls to an end, both teachers and pupils alike will find themselves longing for the summer holidays. With media pressure to get

'I think girls of a certain age will always have body hang-ups'

Andy Smith is a father of three girls, aged 14, 10 and 4. He explains about their different body image concerns, the impact of female role models in the media and how the Dove Self-Esteem Project has helped his family in overcoming challenging situations.