Hyper-Sexualization of Youth (According to Canadian Counselling and…
Hyper-Sexualization of Youth
Media: On the following examples, we see sexualized women and men. This issue is, these young children see it and follow their examples and in the process, they sexualize themselves. The following example is sexualization of women and men.
TV and Movies
Sexualization of Youth on Social Media
It is present on social media sites like:
Instagram; eg. Malu Trevejo is a 15 year old Musically, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube personality. She is commonly sexualized on her social media as she dresses provocatively.
According to Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association:
A survey of 15 major pre-teen clothing sites found that 1/3 of apparel was considered ‘sexualized’.
A recent survey showed that 22% of teenage girls report anal sex in the last 60 days.
Pre-teen clothing market is worth an estimated 150 billion dollars a year.
Another survey showed that 1/3 admit to sending a naked or near naked picture to their ‘crush’
What is Hyper-Sexualization of youth or young girls
The Canadian Women's Health Network states “Hypersexualization of young girls – is to depict them in a sexual way or as sexual objects. It also means sexuality that is inappropriately imposed on girls through media, marketing, or products directed at them that encourages them to act in adult sexual ways."
Retailers now use hyper-sexualizing child models in advertising campaigns, commercials, TV shows and movies
Sexualized Culture effects on youth's mental health
95% percent of those with eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25.
91% of women are unhappy with their bodies. As a solution, they result to dieting to achieve their ideal body shape as influenced by media
increased levels of depression, low self-esteem and eating disorders in young girls.