Growing use of social media, editing apps and time spent online is starting to have an impact on people’s body image, and in turn, their mental health. Scotland has launched various initiatives to help children and young people stay resilient when spending time online and develop a good body image.
Good Body Image – Body image is how we think and feel about our body. Good body image is accepting how our body looks and valuing what it can do, recognising that we are much more than what we look like. Having good body image does not mean loving your body all of the time. Everyone has body image and how we think and feel about our body can change.
Resources on this page will highlight different websites available to help you look after your body image.
Mind Yer Time
Mind Yer Time is a digital resource which helps children and young people use screens and social media in a healthy way. This digital resource covers topics ranging from body positivity to online bullying; providing guidance for children and young people to approach social media in a way that is beneficial for their mental and physical health.
For more information on managing your time online, click here.