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Cliques are referred to as a small group, with similar interests or other features in common, who spend time together and do not readily allow others to join them. Every school has cliques ranging from cheerleader cliques to even cliques committed to laughing at other cliques. Many teens wish to belong to a special group and can be bound to be part of one being in school together six hours everyday, all school year. Friendship groups just form naturally.
Supportive, health groups do not relate to themselves as a “clique”. They think of cliques as “snobs”. These supportive health groups are people with the same special interests as the student. These friends give good advice and teens feel comfortable discussing their problem with them without feeling strange. These groups help students develop self-confidence and self-assurance. These good “cliques” value honesty and grades.
Bad cliques are the ones who pressure teens to do bad things. They pressure them to do drugs and lie. These cliques may make teens feel “discouraged, uncomfortable, and out of place”. They also insult other kids and expect the person in the group to do the same. Teens stay in this clique because they think it’s better than being alone, but that’s not true. Find the clique who accepts you for yourself, not for your style. B. New and Intriguing Ideas
While being in school all day everyday, it is natural to be part of a...