A leading headmistress will launch a scathing attack on celebrities. Dr Helen Wright is expected to say that photos of scantily clad celebrities such as Kim Kardashian sum up "almost everything that is wrong with Western society."
Dr Wright will say that young people are bombarded with messages about physical appearance being more important than character.
She argues that premature sexualisation and the objectification of women is rife on TV, the internet and in magazines.
Success should not mean being rated "the hottest woman in the world", she says.
In a speech to the Institute of Development Professionals in Education (IDPE) this week, Dr Wright, headmistress of St Mary's Calne, a private girls boarding school in Wiltshire, will say:
According to Dr Wright Miss Kardashian is famous for "the reality TV series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians, for hanging out with the rich and famous, for a sex tape, a 72-day marriage and a rather ample backside."
The star was also rated one of this year's most influential celebrities by men's magazine 'Zoo'.
Schools must lead the way in helping young people understand who they are and instil good values, she says.