Wellness, Identity & Self-Respect
It isn’t uncommon, in our body-focused society, to attach our value to body shape or size, skin color, and other characteristics. This can lead to eating disorders and other forms of self-harm. Also, respecting the diverse identities of peers requires us to avoid using targeted or discriminatory language.
- Younger Children – People come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. When you read books, draw pictures, and watch videos are all of these shapes, sizes, and colors represented?
- Middle School – Who are you following online by watching their videos, streaming their shows, or seeing them in your feed? What do their bodies look like? Do you follow influencers with a variety of body types who are dressing themselves differently and showing confidence?
- High School – When looking for ideas for nutrition, makeup, and workout ideas, who do you run it by in your in-person life to check for accuracy and helpfulness?
“I Take Care of Myself Online”
Quick-Guides & Guides
Ask Trish is a weekly post for students by ConnectSafely’s youth advisor Trisha Prabhu.