How Filters Negatively Shape Her Self-Image

Today’s world places so much pressure on girls to look, speak, believe, and behave in a social media-approved way. During adolescence, girls are beginning to discover who they are, and sadly for so many, who they wish they could be based on societal standards.  

A recent study discovered a staggering 80% of girls under the age of 13 have used an appearance-changing retouching app or “beauty” filter on their photos and videos, and 52% of these girls use them every day. In the digital landscape, a girl’s own self-perception is skewed by these unrealistic standards.  

Have an open conversation with your daughter about her use of filters—how often she uses them, why she likes them, and what would happen if she stopped?  

Listen to the Raising Godly Girls Minute with Patti Garibay:


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American Heritage Girls

American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. AHG is dedicated to the mission of building women of integrity through service to God, family, community, and country.