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Peer groups (easy read)

peer; group; pressure; friends; positive; negative;?peer group; peer group pressure; happy; sad; different; scared; safe; trust; feelings ;


What is a peer group?

Your friends 

Your class 
Other people your age

What is peer group pressure (PGP)? 

*Positive (say poz-it-iv) peer group pressure (good)
Some people making others feel good or happy.
happy friends

* Negative (say neg-a-tiv) peer group pressure (bad)
Some people making others feel bad or sad, or making them do
something they may not want to do, so they feel part of the group.
being teased

What does it sound like?

Positive Negative
"We'll help you."

"Play with us?"

"That was a good try."

"Let's try again."

"We like ...."

"He's feeling sad today."

"That might be unsafe.  What if..."

"Let's help him."
    "You can't do it."

"We don't want you."

"You're no good."

"Give up."

"We hate."

"Let's tease him."

"I dare you."

"Leave him out."

Other people can make you feel happy or sad if you let them. Can you remember a time when this happened to you?.

Something to do

How would you end these sentences?


Someone made me feel different when-------

I made someone feel different when----------
being different

happy person Happy

Someone made me feel happy when---------------

I made someone feel happy when-----------------


Someone made me feel scared when------------

I made someone feel scared when-------------
hiding under the covers

feeling sad

Someone made me feel sad when-------------

I made someone feel sad when---------------


Someone made me feel proud when-------

I made someone feel proud when--------
feeling proud

People can make you feel happy or sad.

You can make people feel happy or sad too.

What are you going to do?

Remember that everyone has the right to feel safe. If someone is making you feel unsafe then tell all the people that you trust that someone is being mean to you.

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We've provided this information to help you to understand important things about staying healthy and happy. However, if you feel sick or unhappy, it is important to tell your mum or dad, a teacher or another grown-up.


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