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A [survey / surveillance] of English schoolchildren shows boys and girls are [worrying / worries] about the way they look. The study found that over half of male schoolchildren [looked / lacked] confidence because of their body shape. The [figure / statue] for girls was slightly higher, at 59 per cent. Researchers [questioned / questioning] 693 teachers about how their students felt about their bodies. All the children had taken lessons [in / on] body image and self-esteem. Teachers said many children were very [onset / upset] if others said bad things about their [appearance / appear] . Around 55 per cent of teachers reported that girls were "ultra-sensitive" [of / to] comments about their looks; the figure for boys [being / were] easily hurt by taunts or teasing was 27 per cent.

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

 


 
 

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