“In a school-age child, a poor body image usually results in social withdrawal and poor self-esteem.” (Body)
“Many studies find links between self-esteem and school achievement. One study found that a child's self-concept predicted his/her ability to learn to read in the first grade. Other studies indicate that high self-esteem is related to lower absenteeism and higher grades.” (Self)
Self-esteem can ruin childhood socialness which can affect children as they get older.
Poor self-esteem can be caused by peers, body image, etc.
It can cause teens to more likely not want to participate.