Negative Aspects Of Peer Pressure

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The Difficulty of Peer Pressure

Imagine you are at a party with a couple of your friends and then they start drinking and you have never had alcohol in your life. They offer you a drink and you say no then they start saying stuff like “come on it will be fun, relax, nothing bad will happen.” After saying no so many times you finally give in and get a cup of alcohol, the taste of bubbled dirt, and that one drink ends up being five. After while you need to go to the bathroom stumbling holding on to the cold, shapeless wall, a guy follows you, now helpless, unable to control your body and that is when he throws himself onto you, the smell of beer comes from his breath, you wishing you never would've went to the party, never took that first
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It may be to look cool, big and bad, or even sexy. The truth is, is it’s not cool, it makes people become something they aren’t, makes them act like something they never wanted to see themselves become. People start to forget who they are. For example Johal said “peer pressure in encouraging a person to change his or her attitude, values, or behavior in order to conform to particular group norms” (Johal 1). Peers change for popularity, a relationship, or even just to fit in everyday. Peer pressure affect kids from all grades. From things like bullying a kid that has no friends to abuse of drugs and alcohol. “Research suggest that individual with higher sensation seeking needs exhibit greater drugs and alcohol consumption… grades 6, 9, and 12 are 15 times more likely to fall into peer pressure” (Goel 1). Kids should feel safe in schools, their homes, and around there friends. Citizens should be looking for signs like safe words or actions to show that they don’t want to or don’t feel safe in where they are or who they are …show more content…
People know that everyone has been put through pressures they didn’t want to be in, and more commonly does parents know more about how to handle it than teens and children. When people bring up peer pressure they think of sex, drugs, and alcohol. Theses are not always the case, peer pressure could be actions like bullying, cheating, or even starting rumors and fights. When it comes down to who did it, who started it no one wants to talk anymore. Parker had said “Trying to be dominate withhold information, contradicting a decision, and rationalizing can lead to making wrong decision” (Parker, 1). Kids can be pressured into getting good grades and it will cause them to start cheating and copying. Pressure can be forced onto kids to make the right decision, but it could be wrong in their eyes like doing the whole project when its a group project and still giving the other kids the good grade even when they didn’t do anything at all. Letting other kids cheat their way through. Getting good grades for people that don’t deserve it just so they can participate in the game. For example “peer pressure is related to risky behaviours such as smoking, drinking, substance abuse, and risky sexual behaviors” (Manan 1). By doing work for someone else can lead them to start hangout with people doing unnecessary things like drinking and smoking. By doing stuff for people give them more freedom it can

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