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Peer Pressure

This picture symbolizes a person being surrounded by others, to do something they don't want to do.

This picture symbolizes a person being surrounded by others, to do something they don't want to do.

Carrie Lewis

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Imagine this, you’re in math getting ready to take a test that is very important and you have been studying for all night. Then three of your best friends get up and say “we are leaving we don’t want to take this test. Come with us.” You  say “No,” but when they say “Cmon it will be fine, you won’t get in trouble, let’s go” so you decide to leave and not take this important test. This is peer pressure.

Peer pressure is when someone gives in to doing something because they want to be liked, to fit in, or because they worry that other kids and what they might think of them of them.

Peer pressure is often seen as something negative. However, peer pressure can also have a positive influence on someone. For example, you could want to get a better grade on an assignment or want to join a sport just because that is what your friends are doing.

Annie Sullivan (10) believes that pressure today is as bad as it has ever been on young people.

“I think peer pressure is a challenge a lot of young people face in today’s society. With the ability to their family, friend’s, and celebrities live the the pressure to conform is now more relevant than ever before and young need to be encouraged to reach out to trusted friends and adults for help,” Sullivan said.

Frannie Yasseri (10) found out the hard way about the pitfalls of peer pressure.

“Last year I snuck out at a party to go with a friend. He kept saying no one would notice, that we could come back before my mom picked me up. Turns out everyone noticed they even called my mom. This turned out to ruin my year. if I would have just said “no” and went with my gut and lots of things would have gone better last year.” Yasseri said.

How you should deal when someone pressures?  just say “no” and if they keep telling you it will be fine, you will be fine just listen to your conscience because your conscience is always right.

 

 

 

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