Peer Pressure in Teens

By: Simone Smith and Olivia Demoreuille

Peer Pressure is one of the main things that is a big problem throughout being a teen. Peer pressure is making teens smoke, drink alcohol under age, and having sex

This website sates that only 10 percent of teenagers surveyed said that they had not been influenced by peer pressure.

Peer pressure is so bad that according to The Canadian Lung Association, "my friends smoke" and "I thought it was cool" are two of the main reasons those between the ages of 12 and 17 start smoking.

The Canadian Lung Association found that, approximately 30 percent of 8th graders have used illicit drugs.

One-third of teenage males feel pressure from their friends to have sex.

23 percent of females feel pressure from their friends to have sex.

"Statistics on Peer Pressure - Teens - LoveToKnow." 2008. 15 May. 2015 <http://teens.lovetoknow.com/Statistics_on_Peer_Pressure>

What to do about Peer Pressure

  • Keep the lines of communication open
  • Offer support and advice without judgment
  • Pick your battles
  • Know their friends
  • Talk about issues
  • Set healthy boundaries    
  • "Statistics on Peer Pressure - Teens - LoveToKnow." 2008. 15 May. 2015 <http://teens.lovetoknow.com/Statistics_on_Peer_Pressure>

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