They face peer pressure, body issues, harsh competition in every field, puberty, high expectations from parents and other pressures that can lead a teenager to think that they are not cut out to survive, let alone succeed in life. Your teen is no different. As a parent, you would want to support your child and make them come out of it. Self-esteem is how we feel about ourselves, and our behaviour clearly reflects those feelings.
Are You Influenced by Parental Peer Pressure?
Recently, concerned youth and parents in Kenya started a hashtag on Twitter and Facebook - it should reach the parents. This was after shocking nude photos of youngsters emerged on social media sites. This sparked outrage and mixed reactions on what the future of teenagers is and how such photos can affect their future. Therefore, the question is — who should be blamed for this, and how can teens be protected from the negativity of social media? Students have resumed school, and some people argue that it is easier to monitor students and how they use the Internet when they are at school, as opposed to when they are on holiday. It is highly likely that some of them spend most of their time on different social media sites like Instagram and Facebook.
Teens and the”Constant Pressure” of Social Media
November 24, Staff Writers. Peer pressure can be a powerful force, but fortunately, increased awareness has led to numerous resources to help students, parents and educators manage it effectively. Learn more about how peer pressure is manifested—and how to face it.
Peer-pressure is a rite of passage that all of us go through but its impact varies from person to person. In a nutshell, peer-pressure is the influence that friends, people and individuals are capable of exerting on person. Some children are able to brush it off without any issues while it negatively impacts some other children.