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Running head: BODY IMAGE FOR K-12 STUDENTS1Body Image for K-12 Students
BODY IMAGE FOR K-12 STUDENTS2Body Image for K-12 Students1.Describe the cultural identifier and why you chose it. Explain your connection toyour choice of cultural identifiers.The cultural identifier will be body image for K-12 students. Body image is the wayindividuals think about their physical appearance. It constitutes someone’s self-perception ormental identity or representation or an organized definitive knowledge concerning oneself thatpossibly manages the social, behavioral inclinations (Tallat et al., 2017). A healthy body image iscritical for building self-esteem among children and teenagers. Unfortunately, some studentshave poor body image. They consider themselves not “good-looking enough” because they donot appear as someone they see on TV or social media. The choice of body image arises from theincrease in the number of teenagers with low self-esteem because of their appearance. It iscritical to ensure that K-12 students have the right body image (Tallat et al., 2017). Students needto feel good in how they appear without allowing external factors like peer pressure and media todictate that.Body image constitutes a controversial issue impacting K-12 learning, and itsramifications persist among the younger populaces. This occurs despite the institution-centeredprevention efforts in implanting programs that support all students’ wellness, particularly inclassroom settings. Body image is comparatively perception-centered since it is based on actionsand feelings derived from social conduct responses. It also refers to how individuals view theirphysical self, especially how good-looking they are or feel about themselves (Winter, 2018).Body image is an appropriate study topic since it raises concerns among researchers and schoolsalike, particularly considering potential causes and dangers linked with it.
BODY IMAGE FOR K-12 STUDENTS32.Summarize the key historical events that have significantly affected your specificcultural identifier.The media has been critical in influencing how children construct their body image. Bothtraditional and social media have contributed to the idea that being thin is beautiful. Theconventional press shows advertisements of thin individuals and displays them as moreattractive. A majority of teens seek body image validation from their peers. Social media is aquick way to get immediate feedback. School-going children with access to smartphones spendmore time trying to capture photos at the right angle. Once they post them on social media, theygauge their appearance based on the number of likes the photo receives. Unfortunately, theincrease in instances of cyberbullying has led to some teens receiving negative comments likebody shaming, which has affected their self-esteem (Tallat et al., 2017).

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Physical attractiveness, Body shape, Kirk, Female body shape, Kerner

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