Australian Council on Children and the Media

Children, teens, media, and body image - a new report January 22, 2015

This new report from US organisation Common Sense Media is a review of research  on the links between body image and media. It examines the role of both traditional media (movies, TV, magazines, ads) as well as newer forms of interactive, online, digital and social media. They find that body image begins to develop at a very young age and that multiple factors -- especially parents, some media, and peers -- are influential. More information and full report on the Common Sense media website