The Truth Behind Peer Pressure
Find out what really happens when teens get pressured.
As teens continue to give in to pressure, it gives them an emotional issue that they have to deal with. “Teenagers feel that it is a mark of independence to disobey and disregard the opinion and values of their. parents.” (indiaparenting.com) As teens become more independent, this will tamper with their moods and change the way they act. When teens decide to give into peer pressure, their actions will affect their behavior; the way they act. They may get depressed and upset because they have no parental image to guide them. Teens may destroy their relationship with their families. This could make teens cross and change the way they act and respond to things. “…negative pressure can promote smoking, alcohol, drugs and early sexual activities that are harmful“ (Does Peer Pressure Have Positive or Negative Impacts on Teen Behavior?) Teens will feel comfortable saying “Yes” to doing dangerous things because it "makes them" independent and they’ve done it in the past.