New self-esteem tips for girls
Girlguiding has launched an
interactive digital tool to respond to the shocking numbers of
teenage girls considering cosmetic surgery today. 'Give yourself a
chance’ is designed to offer tips to young women and urge them to
consider alternative ways to boost self-esteem.
The tips, aimed at girls aged 12-16, are
the latest initiative in Girlguiding’s ongoing commitment to
promote body confidence in today’s girls and young women.
It follows on from the organisation’s
groundbreaking Girls’ Attitudes Survey, which revealed that over 1
in 10 girls aged 11-16 and 48 per cent of young women aged
16-21 would consider cosmetic surgery.
‘Give yourself a chance’ has received the
backing of the Girlguiding youth panel Advocate!, Campaign for
Body Confidence, Mumsnet and the British Association of Plastic,
Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS).
Girlguiding is calling on teens to openly
discuss the issue and to consider a range of alternatives to
cosmetic surgery to help boost self-esteem.
Lynne Featherstone, Minister for Equalities,
said: 'I am delighted to lend my support to the ‘Give yourself a
chance’ campaign which I think is an excellent and innovative way
to reach young girls and tackle this modern-day virus which is
undermining so many.'
Click here to go to 'Give
yourself a chance'.