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Body Talk: Teens Talk About Their Bodies, Eating Disorders & Activism

27 minutes 39 seconds

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Closeup of White teenage girl. Caption. Because I was so focused on losing weight and my obsession.

Accepting one's body is a serious issue for teens. A diverse group of teenagers discuss how mass media, family, friends, and their own expectations influence how they perceive their body shapes. All agree that a healthy self-esteem and self-perception are the keys to coping with the false messages of what constitutes an ideal body.

Media Details

Runtime: 27 minutes 39 seconds

A senior man pushing a senior woman using a wheelchair in a living room. Caption. And caregivers at home just got forgotten.
1 hours 56 minutes 28 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Microscopic view of cell structure. Caption: Chromosomes get lost or are missing,
57 minutes 8 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12
Illustration of a pre-teen boy. Caption: Soon there will be even more changes in your body.
14 minutes 54 seconds
Grade Level: 5 - 12
Illustration of the head and shoulders of two boys. Caption: Let's look at how your body changes as you grow up.
21 minutes 35 seconds
Grade Level: 7 - 12
Person lightly touches a hand to a newborn baby hooked up to tubes. Caption. She depends on a mechanical ventilator.
52 minutes 32 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Middle-aged woman standing in a kitchen smiles and looks slightly to the side. Caption. We got the T, V connected in March of '88.
52 minutes 11 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Woman sitting up in a hospital bed with a pleasant expression. Spanish caption. Y todavía como que todo sigue siendo como un poquito.
39 minutes 9 seconds
Grade Level: 10 - 12
Illustration of a pre-teen girl. Caption: You will begin to grow from a girl into a young woman.
16 minutes 49 seconds
Grade Level: 4 - 12
Illustration of a young woman with her hands in front of her, palms forward saying, "NO!". Caption: Tell an adult.
22 minutes 31 seconds
Grade Level: 6 - 12
Person wearing scrubs looks at a computer screen that shows a medical profile and screening image. Caption. When I knew I had to go in for surgery.
24 minutes 48 seconds
Grade Level: 9 - 12

Viewer Comments

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    Christy H. (Aberdeen, SD)
    December 9th, 2020 at 10:52 AM

    This video gave good insight on students current views of body image. It also focused personally on teens who have struggled with eating disorders and how they overcame it through various ways. It is a really great way to discuss a sensitive topic.

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    Jennifer L. (Lakewood, WA)
    April 17th, 2019 at 11:06 AM

    This is a very engaging video. I would recommend it for middle to high school or for girls small groups.