When you make a decision because you want to feel liked and respected by your friends, this is known as peer influence. There are other factors involved than being forced to do something.

‘Peer pressure’ is a word that is frequently used. Peer influence, on the other hand, is a better way to express how adolescents’ behavior is impacted by their need to feel like members of a friend or peer group.
Influence and peer pressure can be advantageous. For instance, your child might be persuaded to try new things, be more assertive, or become more interested in school.

However, it can also be harmful. Teenagers sometimes decide to attempt activities they wouldn’t otherwise be interested in, like smoking or acting in an antisocial manner.

Here is a video link that explain what is peer pressure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpGkCStiFmo

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