Young people out of love with their own bodies, says report

21 Nov 2017
Posted By: SG   |   Source: BBC News   |   URL:


The British Council’s Youth Select Committee has launched a report called ‘A Body Confident’ future, based upon its findings after thousands of young people highlighted body image as a major concern. The report, which will require an official response from the government, says: “Body dissatisfaction must be recognised as a serious issue which potentially affects every young person. This report is only the first step; far more needs to be done by society at large to tackle this issue.”

It is known that body dissatisfaction can start as young as age 6 and can lead to depression and other mental health issues.

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Institution: BBC Author: Ian Westbrook