LOUIS VUITTON SERIES 3. Paper3. how social media is making us all body positive. Last week the internet was awash with stories about Topshop, and their really, really, ridiculously thin looking mannequins.
Put off by their emaciated legs and thigh gap so wide you could drive a truck through it, Laura Berry took to Facebook to call the high street giant out. "Young women aspire to the somewhat cult image your store offers... " she wrote, "Yet not one mannequin in your store showed anything bigger than a size 6. " It wasn't long before the whole of the internet was behind her, hashtags at the ready and hungry for high street blood. What started as a single online post soon snowballed into a Twitter revolution, as women the world over waded in on the debate, with their message abundantly clear: women are sick of being made to feel bad about themselves because they're not 10 feet tall or 3 inches wide. Girlguiding. Take a look at this year’s Girls' Attitudes Survey results.
The Girls' Attitudes Survey – now in its seventh year - is the largest survey of its kind into the lives of girls and young women in the UK. The 2015 survey canvassed the views of 1,574 girls and young women from 7 to 21 across the UK, both Girlguiding members and non-members. The findings give a stark insight into the many pressures girls face today - gender stereotyping, sexism and anxiety about mental wellbeing and fear of physical, emotional and sexual harm. mental illness and eating disorders are among biggest issues for young girls. Yesterday, Girlguiding UK revealed the results of their Girls' Attitudes Survey 2015, which polled 1574 young girls aged from seven to 24 on their mental health, and the results show it's still a neglected topic.
It reports that self-harming is top of the list of concerns for girls aged 11-21, with smoking, mental illness, depression and eating disorders coming in close behind; the key causes being low body confidence and fear of sexual harassment. Compare this to findings in 2010 that placed binge drinking, smoking and drug abuse top of the list, and you have to ask what's changed so dramatically that mental health is coming out on top, over consuming substances that risk your life? Will instagram stars be the next supermodels? (yes) The face of the fashion industry has adopted many different guises; what's not one day is the hottest thing the next.
The 80s gave us athletic supers with big hair. why the topshop mannequins were just the tip of the iceberg. Dutch photographer laura hospes documented her stay in a psychiatric ward. Snap, tag, post, repeat - how fashion became addicted to social media. For autumn/winter 14's badass Marc by Marc makeover - courtesy of Luella Bartley and Katie Hillier - Marc Jacobs and his partner-in-crime, mega stylist Katie Grand, decided to run an open casting call for any fervent Instagrammers, who felt like starring in a global fashion campaign.
It’s time we got answers on why the mental health system is failing a generation. As anyone who has tried to access mental health services will know, our country is facing a crisis.
Natalie westling is the face of a generation. How generation z will change the world. When it comes to social issues and politics, the activists in this issue agree: the internet has helped us in making the world a better place.
It's our generation's ears and eyes, giving us the knowledge and tools to implement change. Change happens when we're told stories that "provoke and inspire us", according to Tamsin Omond, a young and experienced environmental activist and Green Party candidate. Will Generation Z Give Us Superheroes for the Planet? Snapchat and selfies, iPhones and iPads...
There's no denying technology plays a major role in the lives of many 21st century children. With so many parents sharing photos of their children from birth and beyond, and kids creating Facebook accounts at age 13 and under, many young people are growing up with their entire lives documented on social media. Although technological advances can facilitate education and learning, the long-term effects of digital living on children's health have yet to be determined. Many devices like smartphones are relatively new, especially in developing countries, but in North America, where some children get cellphones in grade three, Generation Z will spend more waking hours interacting in the digital world than any generation before.
It seems obvious: If your daily routine consists of constantly checking text messages and Facebook "likes," your ability to focus for long periods will probably decrease. This terrifying video shows how easily teens fall for Facebook predators. YouTuber Coby Persin is known for bringing up incredibly important social issues with some of his viral videos that make people think about problems we tend to overlook.
This time, the YouTuber dedicated two videos to investigate how easily teenagers fall for social media predators and the dangers that this could entail. The most recent video shows how such dangers are everywhere for boys, while an earlier version showed some cases in which girls were tricked into similar situations. With the parents' permission, Persin created fake profiles on Facebook and engaged in conversations with their kids until they were comfortable enough to be willing to "come over" to an address he would provide. Here's The Brutal Truth Behind Every Instagram Picture Ever. By Deepa Lakshmin 18h ago Instagram isn’t real.
Between the filters and plethora of photo-editing apps out there, everything on your newsfeed is edited to exclude the uninteresting but honest stuff. Even pics that boast a #nofilter hashtag are cropped to perfection. Say Hello to the World's TransGeneration (Generation Z) Generation Z. Transgender. Transsexual. The ice-bucket challenge is as much vanity as charity. anna wintour thinks social media is making us anxious. Facebook's 'Dislike' Button Will Make it Easier to Online Bully