Supporting Self-Esteem, Positive Body Image, and Responsible Social Media Use through School Initiatives.

The course “Supporting Self-Esteem, Positive Body Image, and Responsible Social Media Use through School Initiatives”aims to address the pressing issues of self-esteem, body image, and social media's impact on students' well-being.

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June 9, 2024
June 15, 2024
1 Week


Milan, MI Italy   View map

Supporting Self-Esteem, Positive Body Image, and Responsible Social Media Use through School Initiatives.

Course Motivation:

The course Supporting Self-Esteem, Positive Body Image, and Responsible Social Media Use through School Initiatives”aims to address the pressing issues of self-esteem, body image, and social media’s impact on students’ well-being. By providing comprehensive training and expert guidance, this course intends to equip educators with the knowledge and tools necessary to support students in developing a positive self-image, maintaining a healthy body image, and using social media responsibly.

Course Description:

This 7-day training course will delve into various aspects of self-esteem, body image, and social media use, focusing on promoting healthy behaviors and attitudes among students. Through a combination of interactive lectures, practical exercises, and seminars with industry experts from the academic field, participants will gain valuable insights and strategies to implement in their educational practices.

Course Teaching Method:

The teaching methodology of this course will be a blend of theoretical instruction, practical application, and interactive discussions. Participants will engage in group activities, case studies, and workshops to foster a deeper understanding of the subject matter. The presence of guest speakers, who are renowned experts in relevant fields of study, will provide further expertise and diverse perspectives.

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the concepts of self-esteem, body image, and social media’s influence on students’ well-being.
  • Recognize the importance of fostering positive self-esteem and body image in educational settings.
  • Explore strategies to promote a healthy body image and counteract negative societal influences.
  • Learn about the correct and responsible use of social media platforms.
  • Develop practical approaches to implement school-based actions that support self-esteem and healthy body image.
  • Gain insights from industry experts through seminars to enhance knowledge and understanding.

Collaborate with fellow educators to share experiences and best practices for addressing these issues in schools.

Day-by-Day Course Schedule:


Day 1:

  • Introduction to the course objectives, content, and methodology.
  • Defining self-esteem and its significance in the educational context.
  • Understanding the factors that influence self-esteem in students.
  • Seminar: “Psychological Perspectives on Self-Esteem” by Dr. Jane Smith (University of Psychology).


Day 2:

  • Exploring body image and its impact on students’ well-being.
  • Challenging societal beauty standards and their influence on self-esteem.
  • Promoting positive body image in schools through inclusive practices.
  • Workshop: “Body Image and Media Literacy” – strategies for critical analysis.


Day 3:

  • Recognizing the role of social media in shaping self-image.
  • Understanding the potential risks and benefits of social media use.
  • Seminar: “Social Media and Adolescent Development” by Prof. John Davis (Department of Sociology).


Day 4:

  • Addressing cyberbullying and online harassment.
  • Promoting responsible and safe social media use among students.
  • Workshop: “Digital Citizenship and Personal Branding” – teaching ethical online behavior.


Day 5:

  • Developing a comprehensive school action plan for self-esteem promotion.
  • Integrating self-esteem and body image education into the curriculum.
  • Case studies: Successful implementation of school-based actions.


Day 6:

  • Seminar: “Effective Communication Strategies with Students” by Dr. Sarah Thompson (Department of Education).
  • Sharing experiences and best practices among participants.


Day 7:

  • Evaluating the effectiveness of school actions on self-esteem and body image.
  • Identifying potential challenges and strategies for sustainability.
  • Future Developments: Discussing emerging trends and advancements in the field.
  • Course conclusion and certificates of completion.


Future Developments and Potential Risks:

Looking ahead, it is crucial for governments to update and adapt their guidelines to address the evolving challenges in promoting self


  • esteem, healthy body image, and responsible social media use. Failure to do so may lead to several risks, including:


  1. Increased prevalence of mental health issues related to poor self-esteem and body image dissatisfaction.
  2. Escalation of cyberbullying and online harassment cases among students.
  3. Higher susceptibility to unrealistic beauty standards perpetuated by social media platforms.
  4. Negative impacts on students’ overall well-being, academic performance, and social relationships.


To mitigate these risks, governments should collaborate with educators, researchers, and mental health professionals to develop evidence-based policies and resources that prioritize student well-being and provide comprehensive support in schools.


Please note that the above schedule and course content are provided as an example and can be customized or adjusted according to specific requirements and the expertise of the trainers involved.

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