Peer Pressure PSA

Peer Pressure PSA

Published on 11 February 2022
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Transcript
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Don't be pressured by peer pressure!
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But What IS Peer Pressure?
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Peer pressure is when you're influenced by other people to do something you normally wouldn't do.
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It can sometimes be positive, but often times it leads to dangerous situations.
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Here are some disturbing statistics about the impacts of peer pressure:
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> According to a study by Choosing Therapy, 70% of teen smokers began smoking due to pressure from their friends.
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> A study by Psychological Science indicated the risk of a teen driver dying increase by 44% when another teen is in the car.
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> The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism published a report indicating that by age 15 1/3 of teens have had one or more alcoholic drinks.
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“I’m not in this world to live up to your expectations and you’re not in this world to live up to mine.” -Bruce Lee
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For more information about the dangers of peer pressure, visit: https://caps.ucsc.edu/counseling/aod/peer-pressure.html
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Remember, don't be pressured by peer pressure!