Why are Advertisements an Issue for Teenagers? And why does it Matter Now?

by Sarai

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Advertisements have been used for many years to advertise product or message, but the message that is being gained from teenage girls is affecting the way they see and feel about their body image. Teenagers are more exposed to the media now than before and they see images of model women leading them to feel a need to imitate the image they are exposed to. The negative effects advertisements have in teenage girls is lowering their self-esteem and risking their health by over dieting to achieve what they believe to be ideal image.

Teenage girls who do not achieve the image of what is considered beauty tend to have a lower self-esteem. There is a large amount of teenagers who do not like to apart from society, and by not fitting physically can lead to interpretation and not setting limits of achievement of the goal, which can lead to over dieting. By over dieting or binge eating to look as a model is a risk since most likely the models themselves do not look as they are displayed since images are modified to looking better. Modified images lead to a feeling of failure, which teenage girls feel as if they have not achieved the image portrayed.

I believe that since the media is used more often by teenagers overall, everyone should consider this issue since it can affect mentally and physically. A particular audience who should care are teenage girls since they must understand that every body is different and that they should not try and imitate an image that is modified, but rather love their body for how it is.

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Image retrieved from hellogiggles.com

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