These Celebrities once performed their professional duties at a distance and were only accessible through one-way relationships; third parties such as tabloids, TV shows, and interviews. Now, however they are within our reach. Twitter acts as a way for celebrities let their fans know what is happening in their lives, circumventing equally biased third parties, and allowing them to portray their own Star Persona.
Dysmorphiaa condition in which there is dissatisfaction with body appearance, is on the rise as your teen struggles to reach perfection. In fact, in a study by the Keep It Real Campaign, 80 percent of all year-old, American girls have been on a diet.
Because the body changes dramatically in adolescence, teens are often self-conscious and embarrassed. Self-criticism has become a fluid part of online media, with your teen using their online friends for validation, acceptance, and judgement.
Factor into this scenario celebrity advertisements, models, TV and movies, in which bodies are air-brushed and preteens are used in adult advertisements without the "burden" of body fat or wrinkles In fact, this impossible and improbable media-driven body image realistically fits only a small percentage of the population of boys and girls Because your teen has only her peer group for feedback, she can easily slip into unhealthy strategies to maintain a consumer-driven physique.
Behaviors such as starvation, vomiting and over-exercising can all lead to emotional damage, physical injury and even death.
Dying to be thin in our celebrity-driven culture has become prevalent not only with your daughters and sons, but also with your friends and relatives, including other mothers.
Candice Bergen in her book A Fine Romance mentions that her adult friends are still vomiting to keep thin. Such pressure, especially on your teen, who is lacking coping skills and self-validation, can lead to problems like anorexia, bulimia, and body dysmorphia, which can take years of therapy to address.
How Parents Can Help Continue being there for your child, as parent and guide.
The values that you have instilled in your child while she is young can and will support her during her teen years.
Gather around the dinner table. Families that have their meals together tend to connect more intimately.
Such bonding opens your teen to your authority. Family time creates respect, as well as parental power. Try my Empathic Process.
Communicate with your child through active listening in a non-defensive way regularly, and you will create a safe space in which your child can tell you how she feels and how she is doing.
By investing your child in the collaborative process of communication, your teen will be more likely to respect family rules and values. This self-investment allows your teen to not only be a part of solutions, but also, consequences.
Be what you want to see. Teens are social animals who learn through imitation and modeling. If you are a parent who is influenced by celebrity and obsessed with body image and your weight, you will set a poor example of health, both emotionally and physically, for your teen.
Finally, remember that you are entitled to parent. Know her peer group, what she is viewing for entertainment, and her online activity.
In the final analysis, parents have the power.Celebrities becoming so accessible to the general population through social media have both positive and negative effects, just like the general population utilizing social media.
Being a fanatic of any unparticular celebrity you may want to know them inside and out. The best thing would be the chance to meet them or even potentially talk to them. Celebrities and Social Media. Before social media and social networking became the latest craze, the general population was almost completely out of touch with their favorite celebrities with the exception of the rumors and truths the general population heard via the latest news report.
Social media is the human connection between media, in recent times these connections have developed to something more. This development in communication media as affected the traditional ways of socialising, it seems more like a one way relationship to the extreme as fandoms know everything about the celebrities and in return the celebrities.
Such accidental celebrity can cause unexpected hardship for the person now doorstepped by the global media or bullied into seclusion. The web offers carte blanche for attention-seekers, whether. The celebrity world and the mass media are inextricably tied together in a relationship that is both mutually beneficial and destructive.
Celebrity culture is deeply rooted in the media. Being shown celebrity media at too young of an age can cause dangerous long-term effects.
Just because a person can sing and dance and has pretty hair does not entitle him or her as a celebrity. Celebrities may be rich and famous but kids should be limited in their seeking for, as Teri Brown writes in her editorial, “Celebrity Role Models,” it is .