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Here are the resources we found for peer pressure for young people:
I Got a Friend
When people close to your age try to influence you, it’s called peer pressure. A peer can be a friend, classmate, family member or anyone you hang out with. Peers can pressure you to make the same decisions they do. Sometimes peers will pressure you to do something dangerous, foolish, against the law or that you don’t feel ready for, like sex. This video and song gives you a quick look at peer pressure and how we can overcome the pressures around us.
Twin Track is a teen drama about grooming for radicalisation and gang culture. It was created by the young people of the charity Integrate Bristol. The video explores the lives of two young women who live very different lives; one is becoming a radicalised Muslim while the other is being pressured into gang life.
Why Can’t I Say No to my Friends?
It can be really tempting to do everything you can to fit in with your friends but if you don’t feel comfortable it’s okay to say ‘no’ and make your own choices. In this video Jimmy discusses peer pressure and the many reasons people give in to it.
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.
It can be really tempting to do everything you can to fit in with your friends, but if you don’t feel comfortable, it’s okay to say ‘no’ and make your own choices. On this page you will find information about being pressured, four ways to say no, and who else can help you.