Identifying Peer Pressure Amongst Youths

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Have you ever done something because your friends were doing it? Or did you notice your behaviour gradually changing after involving yourself with new companions? Whether you realise it or not, the people you surround yourself with can affect your way of acting. Such an experience is called peer pressure. This influence can be either directly or indirectly exerted onto us by a group of friends to adopt different behaviours; these influences may be good or bad. Being young and impressionable makes us feel that we need to conform to the behaviours of others. The reasons are varied but most commonly because we want to fit in and belong in that respective circle. So, ask yourself, are you experiencing negative or positive peer pressure?

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