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1 Peer pressure “No person is an island.”
“Tell me who your friends are and I shall tell you who you are.”

2 INTRODUCTION No man is a island.
Life is a fun ride where we come across various relationships. Some relationships are defined and some others are undefined. Life also demands us to make challenging decisions. Dynamics of human relationships change as one grows up.

Friends Relatives Parents

4 WHO INFLUENCES YOU? In your childhood years parents are your world.
Parents are not chosen, they are our gifts. In childhood we experience parental pressure.

5 WHO INFLUENCES YOU NOW? In adolescence years we are more influenced by our peers. Peers are your friends or associates who are of your age. In this age we experience peer pressure.

6 WHAT IS PEER PRESSURE? Peers influence your life, even if you don't realize it, just by spending time with you. You learn from them, and they learn from you. It's only human nature to listen to and learn from other people in your age group. Peer pressure is where you are pressurized or forced to do something your peer does, even if your uncomfortable doing it.

7 TYPES OF PEER PRESSURE Positive pressure Negative pressure

Friendship. Positive examples. Feedback and advice. Socializing. Encouragement. New experiences.

9 NEGATIVE PRESSURES Choices. Values. Dressing. Eating habits.
Self Image. Alcohol & Drugs. Stealing. Academics.

Fear of rejection. To fit into the group. Difficulty saying NO to a friend. Inability to make judgment. Curiosity. Lack of self confidence/inner strength. It must be OK.

11 QUESTIONNAIRE Instructions: Read each statement carefully. If the statement is true of you answer YES or if the statement is not true of you answer NO. There are no right and wrong answers so answer truthfully. Work quickly though there is no time limit.

12 Give a score of 1 each to every YES you have marked
SCORING Give a score of 1 each to every YES you have marked

These people are capable of making their own decisions. Don’t give into peer pressure easily. 7-9 These people are on the borderline. They are capable of making their own decisions at times, and give into peer pressure at times. 10-15 These people may be called as peer addicts. They depend on their friends for all decisions to be made, and cannot live without friends.

Listen to your gut- become self reliant and self aware. Plan for possible pressure situations. Learn to feel comfortable saying “NO“. Socialize with a good group of friends. Build a strong sense of self confidence and self esteem. Know your limits and have respect for yourself.

15 Remember the consequences of your actions.
Communicate-be polite and explain. Blame your parents. Think will you be proud of this tomorrow? Get involved in positive activities. Walk away. Ask for help.

16 ACTIVITY You will be divided into 6 groups. Each group has to come up with a situation of peer pressure, discuss and enact a role play. The situation can be a positive or a negative peer pressure situation.

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