Jennifer Lawrence, The Hunger Games star has been considered as one of Kidz World’s top 10 teen celebrity role models because of her confidence about her body even if some people call her fat, she still stands to what she believes in.
Jennifer Lawrence said in one interview that:
“I’m never going to starve myself for a part, I don’t want little girls to be like, ‘Oh, I want to look like Katniss, so I’m going to skip dinner’…I was trying to get my body to look fit and strong—not thin and underfed.”
Jennifer Lawrence also said:
“I eat like a caveman,” … “I’ll be the only actress who doesn’t have anorexia rumors.”
Jennifer Lawrence believes that she has a normal, healthy weight even under the pressure to be too thin… and that level of confidence is worth looking up to just like what Be Your Own You teaches young girls.
Be Your Own You together with another teen role model and celebrity spokesperson, Cymphonique, has a mission to build the self-esteem of girls, teens, and young women worldwide, encouraging them to embrace their unique and authentic selves.
So girls, always remember that, your beauty comes from having your own style, living your own way and knowing your own mind. Here are some quotes from famous people that young girls should keep in mind:
“Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.”
- Marilyn Monroe
“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection”
- Gautama Buddha
Despite newer Disney princess movies, little girls still dress up as the classic characters. One reason they are iconic is because they all come from an existing story. Some children think Walt Disney invented fairy tales. What kind of heroines did his vision create?
Each teenage heroine has a dream so strong that they even sing about it! Cinderella’s song “A Dream Is a Wish” sounds like a Disney princess needs a dream to carry on:
A dream is a wish your heart makes
When you’re fast asleep
In dreams you lose your heartaches
Whatever you wish for, you keep
Have faith in your dreams and someday
Your rainbow will come smiling thru
No matter how your heart is grieving
If you keep on believing
the dream that you wish will come true
Let’s compare their parents’ plans and the Disney princesses’ dreams.
The classic Disney princesses want love or a new life.
Of course Snow White and Cinderella want a new life with people who love them. Despite their lowered status, they keep positive and sing to turn work into a pleasant task. Aurora doesn’t know she her true identity, but she has no complaints. She just seeks romantic love.
Ariel may feel like only part of a set, but she gets more of their father’s attention. Ariel also does what Jasmine wants to do: explore outside home and abandon duties. Nothing under the sea would satisfy Ariel probably because all of it is still her father’s. The duty Jasmine dreads the most is marrying a man she doesn’t like for the sake of the kingdom.
And finally Belle enjoys her home with her father, the inventor, but nothing extraordinary happens outside the house. Belle wants life to be less predictable.
Walt Disney’s vision created heroines who want more than their homes provide. Children may get the wrong idea. Because the classic Disney princesses look like they escape home, children may falsely think chores and rules are neglect. The classic Disney princess movies don’t show how parents teach their children to rely on themselves and be reliable so they can make their place in society.
Another reason why Disney princesses stay popular is because they are success stories. Ariel, Belle, and Jasmine thirst for more in life before dreaming of love, but romantic love is still shown as the path to a girl’s dreams and happiness. A love story should not be the only success story for girls.
In the next blog we will look closer at how these classic Disney Princesses try to achieve their dreams and overcome the obstacles for it. What are your impressions of the classic ones?
But, it's also important for kids and adults to realize that there's no such thing content that absolutely disappears forever. Anything that can be digitized can be copied and stored and, as a forensics expert recently demonstrated, with the right tools, Snapchat photos, like PC files, can be undeleted.
Richard Hickman, from Utah-based Decipher Forensics, showed a KSL TV reporter how his firm can restore deleted Snapchat photos from Android devices. He said he is working on a way to do the same with iOS phones and tablets. In a blog post, he described how he is able to transfer Snapchat data from an Android phone to a PC and recover deleted images.
Snapchat responded with its own blog post admitting "if you've ever tried to recover lost data after accidentally deleting a drive or maybe watched an episode of CSI, you might know that with the right forensic tools, it's sometimes possible to retrieve data after it has been deleted."
I'm sure you've heard this before but it doesn't hurt to remind kids and ourselves that, on the Internet, there there is no such thing as an eraser button. Even if you think something is gone, you never know for sure. The safest way to avoid problems is not to post or send anything that could get you into serious trouble if it were ever revealed. That's not to say you shouldn't do things that are a wacky or potentially even a bit embarrassing but you should avoid posting something that could get you into serious trouble or cause you severe mental distress were it later to surface.
When it matters: Calculating risks
It's all a matter of calculating risks and benefits. Unless you're sending your photos to mean or devious people, the odds of someone capturing the screen and sending around your pictures are probably quite low and -- at least based on current technology -- the process of undeleting is complicated and expensive and requires physical possession of the phone. It can't be done remotely. The company that discovered it will charge parents and law enforcement between $300 and $500 per image recovered). What that means to me is that it's OK to send wacky photos to your friends but not OK to send photos that could be illegal (such as sexually explicit or nude pictures of people under 18 -- including self-portraits) or that could get you into serious trouble at school or with current or future friends or love interests. For more on this, see my post, Why I'm Not Worried That It's Possible to Undelete Snapchat Photos.
Advice for parents
The takeaway for parents is, once again, to talk with your kids about how they are using this and all other apps, but not to panic or prevent them from using the app. There are lots of fun and appropriate ways to use Snapchat and other photo-sharing apps and its "disappearing" feature, however imperfect, can add to its fun because kids know that in most cases the images won't stick around forever. Does that equate no risk? Of course not, but it also doesn't mean that there aren't good -- and appropriate- ways to use the app.
For more on safe photo sharing see Larry's websites SafeKids.com and ConnectSafely.org. Also see Teens and Tweens Flock to Instagram: What Parents Need to Know
One Direction members are not just talented teens, they are also good role models for young people because just recently, they started a campaign to help the community.
One Direction is helping Kids in a New Groove in honor of National Foster Care Month. Harry, Liam, Zayn, Louis and Niall donated their authentic autographed shoes for auction to help children in American foster care system.
The proceeds of “Kicks for Kids” contest will benefit Kids in a New Groove to provide them with new musical instruments and private music lessons through their Lessons are the Lifeline program.
Here are the shoes for auction.
You may join the bidding at KidsInANewGroove Facebook page.
You may also want to help TLC Foundation, a foundation raising funds for the research and clinical trials geared toward the treatment of childhood cancers. Visit BeYourOwnYou.Org to know more!