Body Image & Advertising Resources

11 - 14 year olds

Media Smart and First News have come together to create the Boys’ Biggest Conversation – a campaign to encourage young men, across the UK, to talk about body image and the effect it has on their mental wellbeing.

With the help of TV doctor and youth specialist, Dr Ranj, we’ve made a fascinating short film featuring boys from schools around the country. Have a watch and hear what they have to say on the matter…

If you are a teacher and the film has struck a chord, why not carry on the conversation in the classroom by downloading Media Smart’s free PSHE Association quality-assured educational resources on body image below. Although the resource focuses on the representation of the male body in the media, it is designed for use with students aged 11–14 years of all genders, aiming to broaden the discussion and build understanding of how this issue can affect everyone.

Likewise, parents or guardians, can use our free guidelines to support them in discussions at home.

Follow us on social media and share the campaign using the hashtag #ThisBoyTalks. Add our Twibbon to your Facebook and Twitter profile  - click the links to find out more.

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Support @mediasmartuk campaign #ThisBoyTalks which encourages young men to discuss issues related to #bodyimage www.mediasmart.uk.com

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