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What do you think when you hear the words peer pressure

What do you think when you hear the words peer pressure? When I hear those words I think of a bully or someone trying to get me to do something I do not want to do. According to dictionary.com peer pressure is social pressure by members of one’s peer group to take a certain action, adopt certain values, or otherwise conform in order to be accepted. So, it is a little more than someone trying to get you to do something you don’t want to do. Peer pressure can happen at any age. It starts with toddlers and it worsen as children get older.
There are two types of peer pressure. They are negative peer pressure and positive peer pressure. Both of these types of peer pressure greatly affect teenagers. Negative peer pressure makes you do things that you are uncomfortable doing because you feel pressured to fit in. Teenagers want to fit in and not be different. With that being said they do not always think about the risk that comes with the choices they make. However, this is not always the case. When teenagers have time to think before making a choice or their friends aren’t around they can make good choices. I can prove this from my own experience. When my friends are around I do things that I would not normally do because I want to show my friends how fun and exciting I can be. But, when my friends are not around I make better choices. How can peer pressure be positive? Well, it helps you become independent because you are without your parents and you are making your own choices. Another way it can be positive is when their peers make them want to do better. An example of how is their peers may be making good grades which will make them want to make good grades. Their peers may also volunteer and they may want to volunteer to because their friend is.