Peer Pressure is the influence from members of one’s peer group. Peer pressure can be a very controversial though it’s not always a bad thing. Everyone is influenced by theirs peers, both negatively and positively but it’s important to be able to tell the difference. Most kids give into peer pressure because they want to be liked, to fit in, or because they worry that other kids may make fun of them if they do not go along with the group..Peer pressure can extend further than friendships but it is more common between friends.
One of the main places peer pressure takes place is at parties. Peer pressure can test you to drink, dance, act up ,drink or even go to a party. Peer pressure might not initially be obvious, for example you may smoke around certain friends you’re comfortable with because you see them smoking but other type of friends you may not. One of the best ways to resist peer pressure is to stick by your morals and values and don’t change the way you act just because other people are around or because you want to try to prove something. Its nothing wrong with being yourself in a room full of people who are different from you. According to Teenhelp.com “Every day 2,500 teens chose to abuse some type of pain reliever for the first time”. “About 1/3 of those respondents reported that they felt pressured into at least trying them”.