The Pirateer

Peer Pressure

Students+act+out+a+scene+of+bullying+in+a+school+setting.+
Back to Article
Back to Article

Peer Pressure

Students act out a scene of bullying in a school setting.

Students act out a scene of bullying in a school setting.

Stormie Martinez

Students act out a scene of bullying in a school setting.

Stormie Martinez

Stormie Martinez

Students act out a scene of bullying in a school setting.

Stormie Martinez, Pirateer writer

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Why do some students pressure other students and why are some students easy targets?

Peer pressure is defined as influence from members of one’s peer group.
For students, it can come from their friends and also from online.

The high school years can be a big part of shaping the person you are going to become. School is a place to get an education, but it can also be where students learn to be a good friend. At any one time, students can be happy, angry, sad, jealous, isolated, or stressed. This is also a time where peer pressure is most common.

At Englewood, students know peer pressure is a very real thing. In the halls, students encourage others to skip classes, drink alcohol, smoke or attend parties.

According to school counselors, peer pressure in high school is both harmful and effective because it can lead to teen depression, high-stress levels, negative behavior issues, and poor decision-making and outcomes.

Some students say it is all in how you handle peer pressure, “Walking away and ignoring them,” says Osvaldo Rascon (9) is the best solution. He says you can always say no, “because you don’t have to do anything you don’t want to.” Rascon says he has been the victim of peer pressure, “yes a couple times getting peer pressured to drink.” He says peer pressure is a common thing here at EHS, “yes, it happens in every school.”

Maryhelen Friesen, the athletic secretary, says peer pressure doesn’t always affect only students, “I don’t necessarily think it only affects students. I think its universal.” She says it happens everywhere. She thinks students pressure each other for a few reasons, “To retain friends even though that’s wrong and to look cool.”

According to a recent article, written for an education based website called www.education.media, it’s important to choose to have positive people around you. It can make most peer pressure experiences positive rather than negative. This can also turn into good habits that can make other students want to follow you. It all depends on your own dedication and decisions.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About the Contributor
Stormie Martinez, Pirateer Staff

I like to take pictures. It is fun, interesting and exciting.

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Peer Pressure

    School

    EHS hosts 17th annual blood drive

  • Peer Pressure

    School

    EHS speaks out: Election day

  • Peer Pressure

    School

    Music Tastes of Students

  • Peer Pressure

    School

    Change In Technology

  • Peer Pressure

    School

    EHS Halftime show 10/26/2018

  • Peer Pressure

    School

    Why do we wear ID’S?

  • Peer Pressure

    School

    Englewood Schools parade hits its stride on a hot day

  • Peer Pressure

    School

    Englewood shows school spirit during Homecoming.

  • Peer Pressure

    School

    Not fall yet at EHS

  • Peer Pressure

    School

    First day of school!

Navigate Right
The student news site of Englewood High School
Peer Pressure