Why Low Self-Esteem In Teenagers Needs More Attention

Research has recently found that 61% of girls between the age of 10-17 have low self-esteem. So how does this impact these girls in their daily lives?

By Abigail, London · March 18, 2019


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Low self-esteem in young women means that they feel not good enough to do certain things. How does it impact their everyday lives?

1. Image Disorders

Low self-esteem can be linked with disorders such as Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). This is when a person cares a great deal about their appearance, describes themselves differently to how they actually look and compares themselves to other people. Low self-esteem, BDD and other image disorders can lead to depression.

2. School Troubles

Low self-esteem can take a toll on a child’s learning when they are at school. It could lead to anxiety, giving up on tasks easily and giving in to peer pressure. They may also seek negative attention from their teachers due to not engaging with the learning.

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3. Social Media Usage

Some social media influencers spark self-esteem issues. Even if they are role models to certain teenagers, these teenagers may feel like they can never be like them. This can cause low self-esteem, especially in girls.

Raising Low Self-Esteem

Low self-esteem can improve. If you are suffering, think about what you’re good at and focus on that. You could take inspiration and find a job in that area that you love one day! People should be kind to themselves, and teenage girls should not compare themselves to anyone. You are who they are for a reason.