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Social media has a big part to play in how young girls perceive themselves

Moira McKenna: Language about our bodies needs to change to keep young girls safe

It’s a common question asked by us all – “Do I look alright?” – and something girls in ­Scotland are worrying about too. With flawless images everywhere we turn and Instagram stories of perfection, it’s sadly no surprise that research by Girlguiding Scotland found a staggering 40 per cent of girls aged 7-25 said the pressure to look a certain way was a concern in their everyday lives.

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