Today's teenagers are growing up in a much more sexualized society
Kate Winslet laments the reality of teenagers today, who are growing up in a much more sexualized society, exposing images on social media that are often far from what they really look like.
The Oscar-winning actress of "Titanic" says that this not only deforms them, but also makes them more insecure and consequently judged.
"It's appalling that kids can have so much access to the internet these days. What bothers me the most are the ideas guys are given about what girls' bodies actually look like, because a lot of them are inaccurate. So women automatically feel judged or insecure, or under scrutiny. Large numbers of young women are digitally altering not just their faces, but their entire bodies in their online images. And this is extremely sad. Because when that person then looks in the mirror and sees what they really look like, half the time they don't like what they see."
Kate Winslet has recently made the film "I Am Ruth", where she plays together with her real daughter, Mia. Winslet plays a suburban mother trying to find a way to help her teenage daughter with depression caused by her relationship with social media. "I know a mother who has a teenage child and is not dealing with this chapter in her life," says Winslet.