How do you define peer-pressure and is it dangerous?


Liliana Reynoso, Author

Peer-pressure,what is it anyways? Peer-pressure is the direct influence on people by peers, or the effect on an individual who gets encouraged to follow their peers by changing their attitudes, values or behaviors to conform to those of the influencing group or individual. This can result in either a positive or negative effect, or both.Peer-pressure can be positive or negative. Some examples of good peer pressure are being honest helps people trust you,respecting others will help you go far and will lead to people treating you well,and even exercising is good for stress and fitness.

Some examples of bad peer-pressure include drinking alcohol while you are underage can lead to jail and is dangerous when you are young,wearing clothes you don’t like because it is expected,and also doing anything you don’t want to do.Peer-pressure is something to worry about and is dangerous because it can mentally cause low esteem can result from trying too hard to fit in. For some teens, no matter how much you change, you never feel good enough. It can physically change you you might start to do things that you don’t want to do but do anyways like drugs, alcohol,havingĀ  sex and even dares can put your life at risk.Some ways to deal with peer-pressure are paying attention to how you feel,talking to the person who is pressuring you and let them know how you feel and even telling them to stop.

You can even talk to your parents about it.Sometimes doing things to solve the problem aren’t enough but you can be friends with someone who is also dealing with the same thing.