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A of English schoolchildren shows boys and girls are about the way they look. The study found that over half of male schoolchildren confidence because of their body shape. The for girls was slightly higher, at 59 per cent. Researchers 693 teachers about how their students felt about their bodies. All the children had taken lessons on body image and self-. Teachers said many children were very if others said bad things about their . Around 55 per cent of teachers reported that girls were "ultra-" to comments about their looks; the figure for boys being easily hurt by taunts or was 27 per cent.

Teachers gave a number of why children as young as four years old are out about their shape. Over 90 per cent of teachers the Internet and television. Children see images of "perfect" bodies every day and they feel they have to look that way too. Almost 30 per cent of teachers said their female students used sunbeds or sprays to look . Many children are on to make themselves attractive to the sex. One school teacher said: "I work with four to five-year-olds and some say things like, 'I can't eat cheese, it will make me fat'". A teachers' warned that children trying to look like " celebrities in the media only leads to ".

 


 
 

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