Peer pressure is defined as the social pressure by members of one’s peer group to take a certain action, adopt certain values, or otherwise conform in order to be accepted. (peer pressure, 2009) Teenage is that phase of life when you are exposed to the world outside. These are the years when you spend most of your time with your friends.
This is why peer pressure is such a big issue. In this essay I will be looking at what peer pressure is and why it is an important issue as well as looking at how to combat it. First and foremost, it is important to understand exactly what peer pressure is. Children’s charity Childline define peer pressure as feeling as though you have to do.