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Here are the resources we found for peer pressure for parents and families:
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No Knives, Better Lives – Information for Young People
A wide range of information, advice, videos and downloads to support young people in their understanding of the risks of carrying a knife. Learn the facts about knife crime in black and white. Watch, learn, then share with others so that no-one is left in the dark about what can happen.
No Knives, Better Lives – Information for Parents and Families
A wide range of information, advice, videos and downloads for parents to support young people in their understanding of the risks of carrying a knife. Includes advice on how to have difficult conversations with young people about knives, video materials and case studies, and links to helplines and sources of support for parents or family members who are worried about a young person.
My Teenager has Joined a Gang
This is a free to access resource, available through the Relate website. This resource gives information to parents and carers in regards to teenagers and gang membership, and is broken down into three sections. The first section discusses why teens join gangs, the second section advises parents about what they can do as a parent. The final section gives the reader links to further help, which includes relate counselling.
Helping your Child Cope with Peer Pressure
The Mix, a free, confidential information and support service for under 25s has joined Parent Info to talk about the good and bad influence of friends and classmates and what parents can do if peer pressure is having an adverse effect on their child.
The Real Roots of Youth Violence – Craig Pinkney
Video games and hip hop music often take the rap for inciting violence in the young people, but urban youth specialist and lecturer Craig Pinkney knows that is far from the whole story. Craig shares his experience in engaging disaffected and violent youth, going beyond systems to find the root causes. He also calls for a move from ‘not my problem’, to a dealing with the issue with much greater community support.