Peer pressure in schools
Peer pressure is a problem that has affected specially teenagers. When someone does not want to do something but their friends tell him to do it, and he does it, peer pressure is affecting him. This can be a huge problem because many teenagers could even become involved on dangerous thing such as gangs or homicides. When a person doesn’t know how to say “no” to their friends, it can become a very hard thing to deal with. Many students think that by following their friends they will not be in trouble because their friends will not want anything bad to happen to them, but most of the times they don’t do it with that intention, but something bad could happen to the person that was not able to say “no” to his friends.
There are many solutions for this problem, one could be to trust in ourselves and “follow our heart”; value ourselves and not feel afraid of saying no to our friends; demand respect from others; and in an extreme case where you have already have been involved in it, talk to a psychologist about it and ask for help to your parent or guardian.
If this problem is solved it would help many people in many things like drugs, gangs, etc. and even help them decide for themselves not depending on what others tell them to do or what not to do. Also they could start to be more autonomous in their daily life which will help them a lot in their futures. They could learn how to say no when they don’t want to do something that could get them in trouble.
However if this is not solved it could affect them in school, home personal life, etc. Students will be encouraged to do many things that they don’t want to do and can even become involved in gangs, homicides, or many other bad things. Also, gangs would grow a lot in the countries, the people would be addicted to drugs; and one of the most important, their self esteem would be very low and would feel bad with themselves.
Although many people don’t think that this... [continues]
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