American teenagers spend 31 hours a week watching TV, 17 hours a week listening to music, 3 hours a week watching movies, 4 hours a week reading magazines, 10 hours a week online. That’s 10 hours and 45 minutes of media consumption a day.
Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation “Daily Media Use Among Children and Teens Up Dramatically From Five Years Ago” http://www.kff.org/entmedia/entmedia012010nr.cfm
53% of 13 year old girls are unhappy with their bodies. That number increases to 78% by age 17.
Source: National Institute on Media and the Family http://depts.washington.edu/thmedia/view.cgi?section=bodyimage&page=fastfacts
3 out of 4 teenage girls feel depressed, guilty and shameful after spending 3 minutes leafing through a fashion magazine.
Twenty years ago, the average fashion model weighed 8% less than the average woman. Today that number is 23% less.
48% of teenage girls wish they were as skinny as models.
The ability of girls to distinguish an air brushed image diminishes her likelihood of developing a disordered perseption of pefection. Also as a result has lowered her odds of developing an eating disorder.
65% of American women and girls report disordered eating behaviors.
Source: SELF magazine and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Healthday/story?id=4726783&page=1
Forty-two percent of first to third-grade girls want to be thinner, while 81 percent of ten-year-olds are afraid of getting fat.
Source: Dove Real Beauty Campaign, 2004
Eighty percent of 10-year-old American girls say they have been on a diet. The number one magic wish for young girls age 11-17 is to be thinner.
32% of teenage girls admit to starving themselves to lose weight.
The number of cosmetic surgical procedures performed in America increased by 457% from 1997 to 2007.