''Almost everyone has experienced peer pressure before, either positive or negative. Peer pressure is when your classmates, or other people your age, try to get you to do something. It is so easy to give in to peer pressure because everyone wants to fit in and be liked. Especially when it seems like “everyone is doing it”. Sometimes people give in to peer pressure because they do not want to hurt someone’s feelings or they do not know how to get out of the situation so they just say “yes”.Heres exsamples how to resist peer pressure.

How do I resist peer pressure?

  • Understanding your own values and beliefs
  • Have Self-confidence
  • Choose your friends wisely
  • Talk to a trusted adult
  • Don’t make excuses – say exactly how you feel
  • Heres negitive peer pressure
  • Some of the common pressures, teens and young adults talk to Kids Helpline about are:
    • Pressure to try drugs, alcohol or cigarettes
    • Pressure to have sex, either by a partner or friends
    • Pressure to engage in risky behavior online or via social media
    • Stealing or shoplifting
    • Illegal actions such as speeding or driving unlicensed
    • Cheating on tests, copying assignments or letting others copy your work
    • Ditching school for the day to do something else with friends
    • Pressure to dress a certain way that doesn't feel comfortable
    • Pressure to not be friends with certain people or to ignore or not include certain people in social situations.
    • Heres away to handle negitive  peer pressure
    • How to handle negative peer pressureThis is not an easy thing to do because as the name applies it can be your friends who are pressuring you. So how do you stand up to the pressure from friends?
      • Sometimes humour is a good strategy. Some people are really good at deflecting attention from themselves or their actions by using humour. Have you noticed those people? A quick witted one liner can take the pressure off the current conversation without offending anyone.
      • Having a direct conversation with the person or people who you feel are pressuring you is another way to stop peer pressure. To do this effectively it is good to have some idea of what you want to say, choose the right time and place to say it and speak honestly by letting your friends know how much their actions are affecting you.
      • Seeking support. Getting help from others, whether they be friends, family or a teacher, school counsellor or a counsellor here at Kids Helpline. Sometimes, just talking about it can start to make a difference. With support, you can begin to not feel so alone with the problem and talk through some useful strategies that will work for your individual situation.
      • Be true to yourself. Being aware of your values can help you to stand up for what you believe in and can limit the effect other people have on your actions and beliefs. Learning more about your values and being true to your values and beliefs is something that you continue to develop over your life, so starting to identify these things now can be a great help as you get older.
      • now heres positive peer pressure
      • Be honest
      • Avoid Alcohol
      • Avoid drugs
      • Not smoke
        • Be nice
        • Respect others
        • Work hard
        • Exercise (together!!

Heres some exsamples of positive peer pressure and how to help your friends when their in their heat

Here are some good things friends can pressure each other to do:

  • Be honest
  • Avoid Alcohol
  • Avoid drugs
  • Not smoke
  • Be nice
  • Respect others
  • Work hard
  • Exercise (together!)

You and your friends can also use good peer pressure to help each other resist bad peer pressure.

If you see a friend taking some heat, try some of these lines …

  • We don’t want to drink.
  • We don’t need to drink to have fun.
  • Let’s go and do something else.
  • Leave her alone. She said she didn’t want any.

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