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What is peer pressure Peer pressure can be described as a positive or negative reaction that occurs when one is influenced by certain people Peer pressure is constantly surrounding us One can first be introduced to peer pressure at a very young age and young people can be influenced easier then mature adults I believe family members friends and religious institutions have the strongest influence of peer pressure on society Family members are the most important source of peer pressure I believe family is the most influncial source for several reasons For one peer pressure is encountered first at home The mother and father take the biggest part because they need to teach their children right from wrong Children and young adults have many temptations that theyre faced with Without their mother and fathers support and proper guidance children can be influenced to do wrong For example as a child my parents would always warn me about a kid I hung out with who lived in my neighborhood They warned me a million times about him But one day my parents warnings were valid The kid was arrested for grand theft auto and sentenced to 6 months in a juvenile detention center So the peer pressure we recieve from our parents can be very important as were growing up Friends are another source of peer pressure one encounters growing up I believe from past experiences friends have the strongest influence on us The effects from our friends can sometimes be really good or really bad Choosing the friends you hang out with can sometimes be difficult As a young adult I can compare life to a science project always experimenting and finding out different results For example having to choose to hang out with the rebellious or model citizen variety As a young adult friends have a strong influnce because of the peer pressure that is involved Even though we know what is right
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