- Do you feel peer pressure? If you do, please explain why.
- Sometimes I feel peer pressured by others because I want to fit in with a new group. I want my opinion to be valued and accepted by others, so I am afraid of saying no or refusing someone if they ask me to do something. But, sometimes, giving in to peer pressure isn't always a good thing to do.
- What causes peer pressure in your opinion?
- I think wanting to fit in with others causes peer pressure. I also think that if you get teased or bullied a lot by someone or get made fun of by a group of people, you may be more likely to give in to peer pressure to appear cool and have them accept you.
- How does peer pressure affect people?
- Peer pressure can affect people in negative ways. For instance, if you are peer pressured into doing something you don't want to do, this could really damage your self-esteem and confidence. It can also make you feel guilty or disappointed with yourself if you give in to peer pressure for trying to achieve a sense of belonging with people who are mean to you.
- How can we handle peer pressure?
- To handle peer pressure, it is important that you remember to be confident and to believe in yourself. Some things you can do to fight back against being peer pressured are to identify and acknowledge your strengths, accept yourself for you who are, and get support from a trusted adult. If you are true to yourself and pay attention to how you feel in different situations, you can use your confidence to stand up for yourself and avoid doing things that you think are wrong.
Some naughty boys are making fun of Daisy's body shape. They kept teasing her and calling her names. Daisy got so upset by their bullying that when she got home from school she sat and cried in her room. Her parents asked her what was wrong, so Daisy told them about the boys at school and how she didn't want to go to school anymore. Daisy's parents told her that not everyone will have the same body shape and that what mattered most was that Daisy was kind and cared about others. They reminded her that she was special and to ignore the comments made by the boys in her classroom. Talking to her parents really cheered Daisy up, so she decided to go back to school the next day with confidence and a smile on her face.