Children, Teens, Media, and Body Image

Source: Common Sense Media
Date Published: 2018

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This review of research on the links between body image and media examines the role of both traditional media (movies, TV, magazines, ads) as well as newer forms of interactive, online, digital and social media. The report uncovers large gaps in research on body image and media. Several groups -- young children, boys, kids of color, LGBTQ youth -- are not well-studied, longitudinal and ethnographic methods are rare, and research on online, digital media has yet to keep pace with the explosion in their use by kids and teens.

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