These sites focus on teaching older students how to combat peer pressure. Read examples of peer pressure and help students discover ways to deal with it. Includes topics such as pressure to try drugs, alcohol, and other risky situations. There are links to eTheme Resources on the dangers of smoking, doing drugs, character education, and teen issues.
Dealing with Peer Pressure
This article helps children learn about peer pressure and the strategies to use when confronted with a difficult decision. Use the links at the bottom of the page or click the arrow for more information. NOTE: This site contains a banner ad.
ThinkQuest: The Good and the Bad
This student-created site has several examples of peer pressure.
Adolescence and Peer Pressure
This informative article discusses the changes adolescents go through and how peer pressure can affect them.
Alcohol: Peer Pressure
Young adults tell about peer pressure and alcohol.
BrainPOP: Drug Abuse
Click on "Health" and then "Drug Abuse" to access this page. Students can watch this short movie with Tim and Moby to learn about drugs and peer pressure to try them. NOTE: The website is available by subscription only.
This site is about peer pressure and smoking. Learn what to say if you are being pressured into smoking. Includes animated videos created by students to discourage others from smoking.
Student Web Activities
In this interactive activity, you can fill out the form about peer pressure. Use the link "Adolescence and Peer Pressure" to find the answers.
This lesson plan uses Robert Frost's poem "The Road Not Taken" to teach about peer pressure.
Peer Pressure and Resistance Skills Teacher Resources
This site has an interactive quiz, activities, and lesson plans about peer pressure and resistance skills.
eThemes Resource: Drugs: Prevention Tips
These sites explain the effects of different types of drugs, including alcohol, tobacco, heroin, and cocaine. Learn tips for saying "no" to drugs and the dangers of using these addictive substances. Includes online quizzes, games, and movies.
eThemes Resource: Character Education
These sites deal with character development in children. Read about character education in stories and do some class activities to teach children about making good choices. There is a printable pledge for students to sign. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on peer pressure.
eThemes Resource: Teen Issues
These sites are about common issues that teens face, such as drinking and driving, gangs, television influences, and suicide. Read statistics about each of these issues and tips on how to cope. There is also information about conflict resolution and links to eThemes Resources on AIDS/HIV, drugs, smoking, and peer pressure.
eThemes Resource: Health: Smoking Dangers
These sites explain the negative consequences of smoking. Includes how tobacco endangers your health and the high costs of cigarettes. Learn the ingredients in a cigarette and why nicotine is addictive. There is information about Kick Butts Day, which takes place April 2, plus tips on how to stop smoking. Includes movies, illustrations, lesson plans, and classroom activities. There is a link to an eThemes Resource on drugs.