Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 1: Understanding Your Health

Student Web Activities: Lesson 2: Turning Peer Pressure Around


Pressure from people your own age, or peer pressure, is common among people of all ages.  This is because most people want to fit in and find it difficult to disagree with those they like.  Teens often find peer pressure particularly tough to deal with.  On the Web site below, you will read some reasons why and learn some coping skills.

Link to explore: Think Quest Web site: 


  • Start at the Think Quest Web site.
  • Read through the page on peer pressure.
  • Take notes as you go.  When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link, come up with a list of at least five responses to peer pressure.  Be sure to include different ways to say no to pressure.

What is peer pressure?
What is good peer pressure?
What is the suggested personal grouping system?
What is one of the major problems with peer pressure?
In addition to just saying no to trying illegal drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes, what does the article also suggest?
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