U-REPORTERS IN THE UK
The Youth Select Committee asks, does social media impact how you feel about your body?
7 questions polled on this topic
16% response rate
114 responded out of 714 polled
Aug 8. 2017
In your own words, what does positive body image mean to you?
Aug 8. 2017
Websites, blogs, social media channels etc tend to be the platforms through which body image ideals and issues are perpetuated. Do you think these platforms have a responsibility to their users to tackle trends which entrench poor body image?
Aug 8. 2017
In what way can social media etc tackle poor body image trends?
Aug 8. 2017
Do any of the people you follow advocate on body image issues?
Aug 8. 2017
Do you look to YouTube stars, influencers on social media etc. for the latest trends in fashion, gaming, beauty etc.?
Aug 8. 2017
Where did you learn about body image?
Aug 8. 2017
What more should schools, colleges and others do to promote positive body image?

POLL RESULTS

AUG 8. 2017
In your own words, what does positive body image mean to you?
114 responded out of 714 polled
body
image
positive
feeling
comfortable
happy
look
skin
confident
means
healthy
way
feel
loving
matter
people
confidence
good
like
think
appearance
fit
media
others
person
certain
change
content
love
self
accept
accepting
beautiful
can
know
opinions
physical
want
yes
able
doesn
don
get
letting
mind
need
perfect
proud
re
regardless
AUG 8. 2017
Websites, blogs, social media channels etc tend to be the platforms through which body image ideals and issues are perpetuated. Do you think these platforms have a responsibility to their users to tackle trends which entrench poor body image?
93 responded out of 96 polled
Female
7%
No
 
No
93%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
21%
No
 
No
79%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
100%
yes
 
yes
0%
no
 
no

15-19
92%
yes
 
yes
8%
no
 
no

20-24
100%
yes
 
yes
0%
no
 
no

25-30
100%
yes
 
yes
0%
no
 
no

31-34
0%
yes
 
yes
0%
no
 
no

35+
50%
yes
 
yes
50%
no
 
no
13%
No
 
No
87%
Yes
 
Yes
AUG 8. 2017
In what way can social media etc tackle poor body image trends?
74 responded out of 81 polled
body
people
image
promote
positive
issues
promoting
etc
different
can
media
types
blogs
images
like
platforms
show
size
social
videos
content
help
just
make
negative
also
audience
bodies
confidence
diversity
don
experiences
feel
instagram
look
messages
models
normal
perpetuating
positivity
put
range
rather
really
responsibility
see
self
shaming
shapes
talk
AUG 8. 2017
Do any of the people you follow advocate on body image issues?
96 responded out of 98 polled
Female
31%
No
 
No
69%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
79%
No
 
No
21%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
60%
yes
 
yes
40%
no
 
no

15-19
59%
yes
 
yes
41%
no
 
no

20-24
0%
yes
 
yes
100%
no
 
no

25-30
50%
yes
 
yes
50%
no
 
no

31-34
0%
yes
 
yes
0%
no
 
no

35+
50%
yes
 
yes
50%
no
 
no
38%
No
 
No
63%
Yes
 
Yes
AUG 8. 2017
Do you look to YouTube stars, influencers on social media etc. for the latest trends in fashion, gaming, beauty etc.?
98 responded out of 98 polled
Female
29%
No
 
No
71%
Yes
 
Yes

Male
79%
No
 
No
21%
Yes
 
Yes
0-14
100%
yes
 
yes
0%
no
 
no

15-19
63%
yes
 
yes
37%
no
 
no

20-24
0%
yes
 
yes
100%
no
 
no

25-30
0%
yes
 
yes
100%
no
 
no

31-34
0%
yes
 
yes
0%
no
 
no

35+
50%
yes
 
yes
50%
no
 
no
36%
No
 
No
64%
Yes
 
Yes
AUG 8. 2017
Where did you learn about body image?
109 responded out of 115 polled
Female
18%
Outside of education e.g. youth club
 
Outside of education e.g. youth club
47%
Within formal education
 
Within formal education
35%
Never learnt about body image
 
Never learnt about body image

Male
13%
Outside of education e.g. youth club
 
Outside of education e.g. youth club
60%
Within formal education
 
Within formal education
27%
Never learnt about body image
 
Never learnt about body image
0-14
17%
never learnt about body image
 
never learnt about body image
83%
within formal education
 
within formal education
0%
outside of education e.g. youth club
 
outside of education e.g. youth club

15-19
37%
never learnt about body image
 
never learnt about body image
53%
within formal education
 
within formal education
10%
outside of education e.g. youth club
 
outside of education e.g. youth club

20-24
67%
never learnt about body image
 
never learnt about body image
0%
within formal education
 
within formal education
33%
outside of education e.g. youth club
 
outside of education e.g. youth club

25-30
0%
never learnt about body image
 
never learnt about body image
50%
within formal education
 
within formal education
50%
outside of education e.g. youth club
 
outside of education e.g. youth club

31-34
0%
never learnt about body image
 
never learnt about body image
0%
within formal education
 
within formal education
0%
outside of education e.g. youth club
 
outside of education e.g. youth club

35+
0%
never learnt about body image
 
never learnt about body image
67%
within formal education
 
within formal education
33%
outside of education e.g. youth club
 
outside of education e.g. youth club
16%
Outside of education e.g. youth club
 
Outside of education e.g. youth club
50%
Within formal education
 
Within formal education
35%
Never learnt about body image
 
Never learnt about body image
AUG 8. 2017
What more should schools, colleges and others do to promote positive body image?
97 responded out of 109 polled
body
image
people
positive
talk
lessons
teach
don
healthy
like
can
promote
give
include
look
one
students
young
etc
know
need
also
come
education
just
negative
part
rather
school
schools
actually
age
bullying
different
everyone
general
girls
help
issues
make
models
posters
pshe
take
types
way
allow
comfortable
day
encourage

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