Peer pressure is about being influenced and choosing to do something you wouldn’t otherwise do, in the hope of feeling accepted and valued by others. It isn’t just about doing something against your will.
Peer pressure might result in teens: choosing the same clothes, hairstyle, or jewellery as their friends. listening to the same music or watching the same TV shows as their friends, changing the way they talk, or the words they use.
Wanting to be more like your friends is a normal part of being a teen. Peer pressure isn’t always a bad thing.
Sometimes, peer pressure can result in unhealthy or dangerous behaviors, but it can also influence teens in positive ways, such as by encouraging them to put forth their best effort in school.
TYPES OF PEER PRESSURE
1) Negative peer pressure.
2) positive peer pressure.
Negative peer pressure and Positive peer pressure can both influence the choices a teen makes. Negative peer pressure can persuade teens to engage in risky behaviors or break rules, whereas positive peer pressure results in teens making healthy, beneficial choices.
Peer pressure can be positive. For example, you might be influenced to become more assertive, try new activities, or to get more involved with school. But it can be negative too. Some teens might be influenced to try things they normally wouldn’t be interested in, such as smoking or taking part in antisocial behavior.
Between negative peer pressure and positive peer pressure, which of them tends to affect a teenager more?
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