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Title Peer pressure / editor, Justin Healey
Published Thirroul, N.S.W. : Spinney Press, [2007]
©2007

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Description 44 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm
Series Issues in society ; v. 254
Issues in society (Balmain, N.S.W.) ; v. 254
Contents Chapter 1. Dealing with Peer Pressure. What is peer pressure?; Peer pressure in our society; Friends: peer groups and peer pressure; Peer pressure and teenagers; Peer pressure: food for thought; Peer culture and belonging; Peer pressure and school; Social influence; Popularity and peer pressure; Teen peer pressure; How to deal with gossip; All about bullies; Peer pressure: is it affecting me?; Why do teenagers smoke?; Peer pressure or bonding: smoking; Peer pressure: alcohol and drugs; Peer pressure and adolescent girls; Girls tread a fine line between friendship and bullying; Boys and peer groups; Boys talk about peer pressure; Caught 'tween childhood and peer pressure; Teenagers and young people: peer pressure; Friends and peers; Dealing with peer pressure; What about peer pressure?; Coping with peer pressure; Helping children and young people combat peer pressure; Peer pressure parenting tips; Assertiveness; Peer pressure: what do I do?
Summary "Most people want to be accepted by their peers. Peer pressure can be a positive influence and encourage us to do our best, however it can also have negative consequences. The pressure to 'fit in' with friends, at school or at work can affect the way you talk, dress and behave. It can be direct, indirect, or sometimes the pressure can even come from yourself. Peer pressure can influence us to do something we usually would not do, or prevent us from doing something that we would like to do. This book is a useful guide in explaining what peer pressure is, where it comes from, and how it can affect us. Advice is given to young people (boys and girls), parents and teachers on how to identify and handle peer pressure, and looks at some specific examples teenage popularity issues, bullying, risk-taking behaviours (dating pressures, sex, drugs), and social pressures to look and act certain ways. How can young people assert their individuality in the face of so many challenging group influences?" -- Publisher's website
Notes Includes index and webography
Bibliography Bibliography: page43
Audience For secondary school students
Subject Peer pressure in adolescence -- Study and teaching.
Peer pressure -- Study and teaching.
Peer pressure in adolescence -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Peer pressure -- Study and teaching (Secondary)
Peer pressure in adolescence.
Peer pressure.
Author Healey, Justin.
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