In UK secondary schools, a recent poll found 55% of 1,000 8-18 year old boys surveyed would consider changing their diet to look better, reports the BBC.
However, despite this pressure, the boys polled found it hard to discuss their concerns, with 56% struggling to talk to teachers and 29% reluctant to talk to parents.
Once perceived as a female-only issue, schools must be equipped to deal with a now gender-neutral problem. One solution which contains a dedicated safeguarding module is NetSupport DNA. Its ‘report a concern’ tool allows students to concerns directly and discreetly to nominated school staff, whilst the online resources provide additional options for students to access help independently. These tools, combined with a host of other eSafety features, will help schools identify and support all students with safeguarding issues.