New self-esteem tips for girls

Give yourself a chance resourceGirlguiding 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'.

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