The Influence Of Bullying On Young Girls

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Celebrity fascination is not healthy for adolescent girls. Girls around the ages of 11 to 17 are most influenced to get that ‘perfect’ look that they see on the cover of their favorite magazine. (Spettigue) These ‘influences’ that young girls have are setting unrealistic and unhealthy standards. For most girls they are striving for a thigh gap and small waist which they’re trying to achieve by starving themselves or taking medications that could be potentially dangerous. The thing with dieting is that you aren’t getting all the nutrients you need, and for a growing child getting those nutrients is very important. (Robinson) As Wilde once said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Twenty year old, Kelsey Hibberd understands the effects of bullying on a young girl because she had been one of those girls in middle and high school. In seventh grade Kelsey had noticed people started pointing at her and she started to become extremely self-conscious from things like her weight to the shape of her eyebrows and size of her forehead. Kids at Kelsey’s school had bullied her to the point that she started dying her hair and stopped eating so she could try and fit in with the other girls. As a result of everything that happened to her in her younger years she is now a mentor/counselor that talks to teens and adults about bullying …show more content…
For example actor Ansel Elgort from The Fault in Our Stars involved his followers in a charity project he was doing called the ‘Thirst Project.’ On his fan site he posted a link to where you can donate money to earn prizes from Ansel, one being a lunch date if you donate $10,000, for people who aren’t able to pay as much there were $25 and $50 donations in which you could get cards and shirts. This type of charity gets teens involved in a positive way helping people around the

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