Peer Pressure, Week 4

We will be talking about where to place your trust as part of our discussion of Peer Pressure during our lessons this week.  Our in-class discussion lesson follows below:

“Peer Pressure is something everyone will face in school.  You have to really go by what you think is the right thing to do.  Turn to the friends you trust most when you are put in a compromising situation.  If your friends are making the wrong decisions, then turn to your parents.”  Madisen Beaty

You may have a lot of friends you really like because they are nice and good to you, but you may also have some friends who do some things they aren’t supposed to.  Depending on your age, you may have friends who drink, smoke, or do drugs.  These are all things that are considered unsafe behavior for kids.  But what if your good friend does once of these things — or maybe something worse?  Does that mean that you have to do it, too?  If you ever feel pressured into doing something you don’t want to do — don’t!  If you feel pressured, tell your parents or your teacher.  Let someone help you to understand the potential consequences of the situation, and guide you to do what’s right.

Discussion Questions:

1)  Do you have a good friend you can trust?

2)  Would you let an adult know if you were being pressured into something that you don’t want to do?  Who?

3)  Can you say “No”, and walk away from a friend who is pressuring you?

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