Media is the main means of mass communication. Most of that communication comes in the form of the Internet. Media has transformed our world for the better. But, there are those who use this incredible tool to do terrible things. The sense of anonymity we get can make it easier to try things we otherwise wouldn’t do in person. But it’s important to know that how you present yourself, in the real world or online, has consequences. In this section we’ll discuss how to approach social media, body image and how to avoid sexting.
- Body Image - Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror. It’s how you feel about your body, including your height, shape and weight. It’s an issue that affects both men and women.
- Sexting - Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages, primarily between mobile phones. It combines the terms “sex” and “texting.” For teens, it can be considered illegal.
- Social Media - It’s where we get our news, gossip, pictures and cat videos. Social media allows interaction between anyone two persons anywhere in the world. However, it also can also lead to unwanted consequences.