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9 out of 10 girls are troubled by online comments and body shaming, survey revealed

Recently, a survey conducted by Girlguiding has revealed that girls are getting troubled by the comments made about their body and objectionable comments online.

In a survey conducted recently, girls said that their morale is not good. They are not as happy as they used to be. Girls say that whenever people say something about their body, they feel very bad. Even on the internet and social media, things that harass girls keep happening. She says that women are still portrayed incorrectly in the media. More importance is given to the body or beauty of women. Due to which comments are made about their body. All these things are affecting the morale and happiness of girls. Society should look into these issues and try to provide a safe and positive environment to girls. 

Girlguiding's survey has revealed that the happiness levels of girls and young women in Britain are continuing to fall. There has been a significant decline in girls' happiness since 2009. According to Angela Salt, head of Girlguiding, about 40% of girls were happy in 2009, which has now come down to only 17%. 9 out of 10 girls surveyed are feeling worried or upset. 

Know why girls are worried. 

The biggest decline in happiness has been recorded among girls in the age group of 7 to 10 years. Girls aged between 11 to 21 are also expressing anger towards elders. However, there is also a positive aspect that now more and more girls are raising their voice on social issues and are aware of their role in the society. Girls are seeing problems with their photos and being online as major factors affecting their happiness. 

Know how to stop this. 

Girlguiding has urged to take some necessary steps in this context like - education of consent in sexual relations in schools, online safety measures, media education and control of advertisements etc. In this way, the situation of girls' happiness is declining. It has become a matter of serious concern and requires immediate attention.

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