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May 29, 2019

How Creating Positive Peer Pressure Groups Can Drastically Improve the School Environment

Erin Lawler Patterson
Erin Lawler Patterson Aka “The Goodness Chick”, Erin is an international speaker, counsellor, podcaster and author. Erin addresses issues such as addiction, prevention,...

Erin Lawler Patterson presents at iCAAD London 2019.

The term peer pressure usually conjures an image of a bully teasing someone until they do something, they know is wrong, but positive peer pressure can also be an effective weapon is the arsenal of drug prevention programmes. Every teacher knows that the natural leaders in a classroom, sport or club can make or break the activity, and for those that don’t trust their own instincts or experience, there is a plethora of research that shows that peer pressure can positively or negatively impact teenagers’ behaviour.