A comprehensive examination of the common behaviors and effects of peer pressure among teens.
There are many different forms of peer pressure, including hurtful comments, being influenced by others to buy material items, or feeling pressured to behave in a certain way or engage in a particular activity. Bullying is different from peer pressure because there is a direct threat of physical or emotional harm for not doing something, which is repeated over time by the same person.
With an emphasis on situations that are common among teens, Living with Peer Pressure and Bullying examines the nature of these two common behaviors, the effects they have, and how teens can combat them. Chapters cover the coercive power of peer pressure, the risks and rewards of telling the truth, cyberbullying, and helping others cope with bullying. This helpful new guide provides a wealth of practical information in clear, straightforward language.
|From the Series||Teen's Guides|
|Author||Thomas Paul Tarshis, M.D., M.P.H.|
|Specifications||Index. Appendixes. Glossary. Sidebars. Further reading.|