Top tips for handling peer pressure…

It’s OK to say no...

Especially if someone asks you to do something you don’t want to do.

Remember you don’t always have to follow the crowd!!

Standing out makes you you!

Find mates who share your values and opinions.

They’ll have your back.

Look for positive role models…

Who aren’t afraid to say what they like and don’t like!

And it’s OK to be your own best mate.

Because you are unique and special, so forget any negativity and stay POSITIVE to peer pressure.

For more advice about dealing with peer pressure, check out the Help Me Out page, or listen to Dodie's song about pushy friends. 

You can also try our peer pressure quiz, and there's loads more in the Lifebabble guide to friendship.

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  • Comment posted by SunstoneMammothPhoenix, at 14:25 18 Feb 2016

    When I was growing up, I went through a lot of peer pressure but now I'm happy to be different to the crowd.
    A fake friend used to make me do things I don't want to but she left school before she had time to put me through more peer pressure.
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