Social Skills Video: Handling Group Pressure
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Bobby gets dared to eat all the cookies on a plate. He doesn’t want to, but he wants his friends to like him, so he does it anyway. He feels sick after and regrets his choice. Bobby realizes he is his own person, and his real friends wouldn’t make him do something he didn’t want to do. When he tries again, he stands up for himself and says no. Everyone laughs and keeps on talking.
Use Handling Group Pressure
Peer pressure can be so difficult for anyone to handle. We all want to be liked and have friends. When other people pressure us, they are not really being friends. Use this video to teach how to recognize when students are being pressured and how they can say no.