Peer pressure is something we all have to deal with
By learning how to identify peer pressure you’ll get better at dealing with it
Standing up to peer pressure takes practice and courage – it can be scary at first
No matter how pressured you feel, you always have the option of saying ‘no’
You might have friends who enjoy taking risks or trying new things - it doesn’t mean you have to do it too
There are lots of situations where you might feel pressured to join in, even when you don’t want to
Here are some situations where you might feel pressured to follow your mates:
Taking drugs or drinking alcohol
Shoplifting or stealing
Driving without a licence
Cheating on tests
Copying somebody else’s work
Dressing or acting a certain way
Not being friends with someone
It isn’t easy saying ‘no’ when you’re being pressured by your mates
Try these tips for staying strong and not giving into peer pressure:
"Try and remember that you're in control and you have a choice!"
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