Ana Bello March 11, 4, Views. The options for role models are countless in a society saturated with the influences of celebrities, models, and athletes. Students gravitate towards several different role models, valuing different characteristics they obtain. English and Psychology teacher Melanie Lindsey also thinks that praising certain celebrities is unnecessary and is negative for girls to spend time on. Senior Mariela Camacho feels that certain celebrities could be positive role models, for both embracing individualistic beauty or character.
As inconceivable as this statement sounds, it was completely true. It looked like a stick trying to hold up a boulder. Although it was very clear the image had been digitally altered, the ethics behind creating an image like this perplexed me. The model in the photograph, Filippa Hamilton, is no stranger in Ralph Lauren advertisements.
High school student standing by anatomical model, in classroom, portrait. Mother with daughter and son in inflatable ring, Lake Starnberg, Bavaria, Germany. Girl in classroom examining flower with magnifying glass, Germany. Portrait of girl standing in front of blackboard in classroom, Germany. Portrait of two female friends with dog in holiday home garden, Capoterra, Sardinia, Italy. Portrait of girl wearing headphones around neck, looking at camera, making funny faces, Germany. Close-up portrait of girl sitting at desk in classroom, Germany. Group of schoolchildren having fun in classroom, Munich, Bavaria, Germany.
The average teen spends about nine hours per day using media for their enjoyment, according to a report by Common Sense Media. Movies, commercials, magazines, and websites portray beautiful people as ideal. Underweight models and Photoshopped images of perfection are everywhere. Diet products and beauty items send the message that being thinner and more attractive is the key to happiness and success. The effect can be seen in children at a young age. Immediate, peer-to-peer feedback can be addictive for those whose self-esteem depends on social media affirmations. Many teens crave validation from their peers and social media is a quick way for them to gain feedback. Whether a teen posts a selfie on Instagram, or she views pictures of others boasting about their "thigh gap" on Tumblr , social influences can be very powerful. Some teens spend hours trying to capture a selfie at just the right angle.