Online body image lesson plan

Secondary

This lesson and accompanying videos explores the topic of body image online.

This resource includes a lesson plan, guidance for teachers, activities and worksheets.

The intended learning outcomes of this lesson are that:

  • Students can identify where the pressure to look a certain way online comes from.
  • Students can make comparisons between what is considered the ‘ideal’ body image online and the actual reality.
  • Students can propose effective strategies to help young people develop a healthy and positive attitude towards their body image.
  • Students will know where they can go for advice and support with body image concerns.

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • Young people aged 11 to 13

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Internet safety and harms

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

· the similarities and differences between the online world and the physical world, including: the impact of unhealthy or obsessive comparison with others online (including through setting unrealistic expectations for body image)

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