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Topic:- PEER PRESSURE
Presented by :-
CSE 1st Year
Peer & Peer Pressure
Peers are the individuals with whom a child or
adolescent identifies himself ,who are usually
but not always of the same age-group.
Peer pressure can happen when we are
influenced to do something we usually would
not do, or stop us from doing something we
would like to do.
SPOKEN PEER PRESSURE IS…
When someone says something directly to you that
puts a lot of pressure on you and makes it hard to
UNSPOKEN PEER PRESSURE IS…
When you feel that you are supposed to act or dress
a certain way because it seems like everybody else is
doing it or because it’s the cool thing to do, even
though nobody has said anything about it.
WHY do we have peer pressure?
The only reason…
WE WANT TO BE
ACCEPTED BY OUR
Positive peer pressure
• Good peer pressure is being pushed into something
that you didn't have the courage to do or just didn't
cross your mind to do.
• Good peer pressure can also be a situation when
your friends convince you not to do something you
were going to do because it wasn't in your best
• Good peer pressure is when you get pushed into
something that you didn't want to do and it turned
• As example, Our peer encourage us to study hard for
Influence of peer pressure
We can find friendship and acceptance,
and share experiences that can build
• Feedback and Advice.
Our friends listen and give us feedback as
we try out new ideas, explore belief, and
discuss problems. Peers can help us
make decisions. And also, our peers can
give us advice and do the right things.
Our peer group gives us opportunities to try out
new social skills. Getting to know lots of
different people and help us to build a
Our friend can encourage us to study hard and
not to give up easily if there’s any problem. This
is a big encouragement.
• New Experiences.
Our peers might get us involved in clubs, sports,
or religious groups. Our peers might bring us to
experience something good that we had never
How can you benefit from good peer
• You may learn something new and have a new
experience, can find talents,
• You can overcome a fear.
• You will avoid breaking the law, getting into
trouble with your parents and hurting your
• Friendships, socializing, encouragement and
Neutral Peer Pressure
• Occurs when peers pressure one to go along
with the crowd in a way that’s not harmful to
• This type of pressure occurs frequently in the
teenage years and should not be considered a
• For example, your friends invite you to go for
a party which many friends will go.
Negative peer pressure
• When your friends persuade you to do something
that maybe you don’t really want to do, or is not in
your best interest.
• Negative peer pressure is usually the result of
wanting to be accepted by your peers.
• As example, skipping class, fighting, smoking
cigarettes, stealing, using alcohol or other drugs, lying
to parents about where you’re going, vandalism,
trespassing, skipping class
How can bad peer pressure affect you?
• Bad peer pressure usually leads to doing
something bad such as drinking alcohol, using
drugs, or smoking.
• It can lead to trouble with the law, with your
parents and it can affect your health.
How can you respond to negative
• The key to dealing with negative peer pressure
• Be yourself, make your own decisions,
regardless of what others think.
• Listen to your gut
• Learn to feel comfortable saying "no."
• Hang with people who feel the same way you do.
• If a situation seems dangerous, don't hesitate to get
an adult's help.
Although peer pressure has it’s
good and bad, we have to accept
the good and face the bad .
If not, we will be influenced by
our peers to do something which is
dangerous and unhealthy.
• Saying "No"
We must learn to say “NO" to those things that we
don’t want to do or which is not right. Explaining to
people in a calm way why we don't want to be part
of something is one way of handling it.
• Take Action
Sometimes we are able to tackle peer pressure
because we feel more comfortable in our
environment. Standing up for someone may help us
exercise our beliefs or rights. Both of these are ways
in which you may be able to create a positive vibe
out of peer pressure.
•Plan for possible pressure situations.
Think ahead of how we can handle situations.
Decide ahead of time — and even rehearse — what
we'll say and do. Learn a few tricks.
•Hang with people who feel the same way
Choose friends who will speak up with us when
we're in need of moral support, and be quick to
speak up for a friend in the same way.
Choosing friends is very important for
us. We can’t live without friends but
we also can't have a bad peer
pressure. Good pressure can improve
us but bad one won't. Having a true
and good friend is important. We
should choose our friends carefully.
Know who is the good peer
and who is the bad.