Social Image And Self Esteem

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to look like (social image). ‘In early adolescence young people become much more conscious of their body image, size and appearance and, frequently experience dissatisfaction with it’ (Cowie, 2012, p.21).Searching for an identity is a typical behaviour for a young child as it involves the social influences around them, Ellison (2003) illustrated that Identity is a concept that we associate our thoughts of ourselves in our social environment, social interactions with others help to create our identity. Additionally to this, Coleman (2011:13) indicated that the media has a huge influence on young people, in regards to their physical appearance they rely on their identity and self-esteem. Being social accepted is certainly a part of humanity, …show more content…
It is explained in the Telegraph(2011) a mental health charity received over five thousand phone calls regarding students who have shown signs of stress because of their exams, this is seen as a serious problem as Russell explained the individual can develop a mental illness whether it is self-harm, eating disorder or depression. In regards to this most young people can become emotionally drained and very distant from others including their parent and spending most of their time contemplating about life. This can be seen as a anti-social behaviour which is triggered by exam failure (Millie, 2009, …show more content…
‘Adolescence are blamed for having permissive attitude, or for indulging in casual sex without considering the consequences’ (Coleman, 2011:138). Aspy et al (2007, cited in Coleman, 2011:139) reported that when a parent takes time out to speak to their child regarding sex, it is less likely that they would want to participate in any sexual activities for a while and if so they will use protection. Also, in Improving sexual health for young people (Helmer et al., 2015), report consists of 171 young people starting at the age of 16 the result on young people in relationships and how they would define it, as responded by one of the participant she explained that most people who are in a relationship at the age of 14-16 is in fact a ‘one night stand’ and another responded that young people of school age is based on sex and not love. It is also explained by adolescence that they requested more information about birth control, pregnancy and condoms within their environment. Later on in the journal it also started that majority of young people enter adulthood with little knowledge on

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