PSHE KS3 / KS4: Body talk and body bullying

This film aims to demonstrate the potential negative effects of beating ourselves and others up about our bodies.

TV personalities Melissa Suffield and Radzi Chinyanganya conduct their Bright Body Talk Test at a secondary school in Bristol by banning negative body teasing and encouraging young people to emphasise their positive qualities.

They also make us aware of how commonly we engage in body bullying directed at ourselves, and how this might affect our body image.

Can banning body talk improve the way that young people feel about themselves?

Try it for yourself and make some positive changes today.

This clip is form the series Your Body: Your Image.

Teacher Notes

The clip could be used as part of a unit on positive self-image and self-esteem.

Students could use the clip to discuss body image and body talk and to help them to create a poster campaign (or a bigger campaign) for 'Bright Body Talk' in school.

Students could be encouraged to make a positive statement about themselves in the format shown in the clip.

Curriculum Notes

This clip is relevant for teaching Modern Studies and PSHE at Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and National 4 and 5.