Parents and Teens: Benefits & Facts

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Enhance Communication

  • 75% of girls with low self-esteem reported engaging in negative activities such as disordered eating, cutting, bullying, smoking, or drinking when feeling badly about themselves

Build Respect, Trust and Confidence

  • 72% of girls feel tremendous pressure to be beautiful
  • 11% of girls globally are comfortable describing themselves as 'beautiful'
  • 53% of 13 year old American girls are unhappy with their bodies. This number grows to 78% by the time girls reach 17

Recognize Anxiety, Peer Pressure and Bullying

  • 36.7% of female students have been bullied online while 
  • 40% of teen social media users report feeling pressured to post only content that makes them look good to others while 39% feel pressure to post content that will be popular and get lots of comments or likes
  • 41% of all teens are pressured to be mean to others
  • 67% of teen girls are pressured to dress a certain way
  • 44%of all teens are pressured to lie, steal, or cheat

Better Understanding and Acceptance of Self and Others

  • 95% of teens have felt inferior at some point in their lives. When asked why they have felt inferior, students selected their top three conditions:

              ~ Appearance: 59%

              ~ Ability in activity: 49%

              ~ Intelligence: 38%

Motivation to Reach Goals

  • 81% of teens have failed a goal they set for themselves
  • 88% of teens text their friends at least occasionally and fully 55% do so daily

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