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There can be a lot of pressure to look a certain way and fit in with everyone else. Sometimes you can be hurt or affected by what others think and say.

You might be feeling unhappy about your hair, skin colour or your weight or embarrassed about wearing glasses or braces. It can be hard to accept how you look if you feel pressure to have “perfect” skin or a certain type of body shape.

Your confidence can improve by not comparing yourself to people you see in films, music videos and magazines. Remember that these images arenot real and no one is perfect.

Sometimes other people can bully you, comment on how you look or treat you unfairly. You could be told what to wear or someone could try to make you look more like them. No one should make you feel bad about yourself. In healthy relationships other people will accept you as you are.

6 things to remember!

  • Everyone is different so don’t compare yourself to other people.
  • Ignore any negative or mean comments from other people.
  • Write down 3 things you like about yourself and read it every morning.
  • Share your thoughts with other young people on our message boards and read their comments.
  • Focus on hobbies you enjoy or things you are good at – this can help build your confidence.
  • Remember here at Childline Gibraltar we are always here to listen to you!You can call us on 8008, message us on Whatsapp 58008288, contact us via Live Chat, or email us on