DIVERSITY AND FAKE NEWS
In our days, teenagers are constantly bombarded with information and the “perfect” role models. Social media are great for people to communicate and share their interests, but it is easy to fool others and be fooled by creating a fake virtual reality. In the video, our heroine starts her day choosing clothes that make her feel good about her body. But then we see her scrolling thru social media looking at the “perfect” life and “ideal” body and she goes into a toxic process of comparing herself and getting hurt as a result. She looks in the mirror and starts to see her “flaws”, she then gets upset and wants to hide her body in baggy clothes.
In the rest of the video, we can see the positive side of social media as it is a great platform where all people can be viewed with their differences and unique characteristics. Thus, our heroine understands that she must love her “flaws” and her body which is strong, healthy and special. Therefore, it is important that teenagers learn to evaluate the information they find online because it is dangerous to fall into the traps of misinformation and fake news.
What Will You Learn?
- The influence of social media and the potential for creating a misleading virtual reality.
- The impacts of exposure to "ideal" lifestyles and body images presented on social media, including the potential for negative self-comparison.
- The psychological effects of continuous exposure to "perfect" images and narratives on social media, leading to distorted self-perception.
- The critical skill of evaluating information found online, distinguishing between authentic content and misinformation or fake news.
Fake news and Diversity
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