Tackling peer pressure

We all experience feelings of wanting to fit in with the group and being accepted by others. You may sometimes feel that you have to do something just because you see all your friends doing it. Peer pressure may make us do things that we would not normally do such as experimenting with drugs and alcohol. It is important to feel like you can say no and make your own choices.

Giving into peer pressure may lead to negative consequences later in life, you could even end up with a criminal record which will affect your life choices. If you feel under pressure by others talk to someone you can trust like a teacher, close relative, youth worker or school counsellor.

There are also lots of free, friendly and confidential services in your local area where you can get further information and support.

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There are also lots of useful websites where you can get further information, and many have free helplines.