The Effects Of Social Media On Children Essay

808 Words Sep 27th, 2014 4 Pages
Everyone has done it, seen the oversized girl walking down the street and whisper to their friend “she’s pretty for a fat girl” or “she has such a pretty face if only she would lose weight”. The author of this essay pleads guilty to such actions. From elementary to high school Overweight teens are targeted all the time. They are taunted, humiliated and ridiculed for their weight. Social media plays a part in the message in which the bigger person isn’t pertained as good looking. Some Employers will not hire a person because of their weight. Some manufactures will not even make bigger sizes than 9. This type of discrimination can cause pain, depression and hurt the feelings of those on the receiving end.
In 2003, researchers reproduced a 1961 study that showed children pictures of six other kids, including one obese child, and asked them to rank how much they disliked them. On the whole, the ’60s kids tended to dislike the obese kid the most, but by 2003 there was no contest. The modern children showed a whopping 41 percent extra antipathy toward the fat kid, for no reason other than his weight (“10 Frightening Ways We Discriminate Against Fat People” M. Morris September.27.2013).
A movie on lifetime “Britney’s sorrow” tells the true heart wrenching story of a high school student and the struggles she faced while being a morbidly overweight teen. Britney was a senior at Kensington high school in Texas. This student’s entire life was a compilation…

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