What is considered peer pressure?

What is considered peer pressure?

So usually the term “peer pressure” is used when people are talking about behaviors that are not considered socially acceptable or desirable, such as experimentation with alcohol or drugs. The term “peer pressure” is not usually used to describe socially desirable behaviors, such as exercising or studying.

What are some peer pressures of being a teenager?

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.
  • taking risks or breaking rules.
  • working harder at school, or not working as hard.

What is peer pressure for students?

Making decisions on your own is hard enough, but when other people get involved and try to pressure you one way or another it can be even harder. People who are your age, like your classmates, are called peers. When they try to influence how you act, to get you to do something, it’s called peer pressure.

What is peer pressure two types and examples?

Convincing a friend to skip school. Pushing someone to buy e-cigarettes online. Pressuring a friend to drink or try drugs. Encouraging a peer to fight someone or bully someone.

What are the positive effects of peer pressure?

Peer pressure can influence any area of your child’s life, from their taste in music to their choice of school subjects. Positive effects of peer pressure include: a sense of belonging and support. increased self-confidence.

Is peer pressure positive or negative?

Usually, peer pressure is used in a negative context. But there is always another side of the coin. Yes, there is also a positive peer pressure. Peer pressure cannot be termed bad always. It can also lead you to adopt good habits in life. Your peers may teach you some good things about life and encourage you to follow them.

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