Peer Pressure

Just Say No

What It Is

  • the influence that peers can have on each other
  • influences people to do things that may be resistant to, or might not otherwise choose to do
  • socially undesirable behaviors, such as experimentation with alcohol and drug use, rather than socially desirable behaviors


  • 66% of adolescents will be peer pressured into drugs
  • about 30 percent of students are offered drugs by their friends in middle or high school
  • just over 75 percent of high school students have tried alcohol. Half of all teenagers feel pressured by their peers about sexual activity

Things To Do

  • say no in a meaning full voice
  • give excuses
  • consider the consequences
  • stick up for yourself
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For More Help

  • talk to a councilor or a trust worthy adult or friend
  • to talk to a profession councilor at Kids Helpline on 1800 55 1800