Peer pressure is a very real issue that affects many of the teenagers of the world today. Society offers many misleading advertisements that seem to lead teens in all the wrong directions. If the youth of today are more educated, the future of our world will be a lot better off (Dobson).
There are all sorts of pressures that children face today,. Drinking, smoking, staying out past curfew, having sex when you are not ready- whatever it may be, sometimes others put the pressure on you to participate in something you might not want to do (Hayes).
Peer pressure is stress of strain you feel from friends and school mates to act, behave, think and look a certain way. This kind of pressure can cover everything from fashion through sex and dating (Goldsmith). If you are very worried about peer pressure it is important to find someone who you can talk to.
Teens today face numerous tensions that can have an impact on the decisions they make. Sometimes these decisions are negative ones, including using drugs or alcohol, sex, violence or just a desire to fit in (Lingren). Although peer pressure can be extremely strong and hard to resist, there are ways to fight it. Studies have shown how peer pressure
alone can change one’s mind from what they know is right to making the wrong decision. Also, it has been said that all it takes for someone to stand their ground on what they know is right is for one other peer to agree with them.
Inner strength and self-confidence can help you stand firm, walk away, and resist doing something when you know better. Paying attention to your own feelings and beliefs about what is right and wrong can help you to know the right thing to do (Kids Health). If you continually face peer pressure and you are finding it difficult to handle, talk to someone you trust.
There are positive kinds of peer pressure and it can be powerful in shaping positive behaviors in teens. Peers can pr