Debate Competition on “Peer Pressure is important or not” at RCERT, Sitapura Campus

Peer pressure is the phenomenon wherein we tend to get influenced by the lifestyles and the ways of thinking of our peers. Peer pressure can prove beneficial but it is most often observed to have negative effects on society. The thoughts, behaviour and tastes of fashion, music, television and other walks of life of the masses are often seen having a deep impact on the living of the society.

Students were divided in two groups and they discussed about, what is negative peer pressure? What is positive peer pressure? How do does it affect the teenagers?


Negative Effects of Peer Pressure:-

Many a time, it so happens, that students are forced to lead a certain kind of lifestyle due to peer pressure.. There are many teenagers who experience great pressure from their peer group that forces them to take to drinking. You may take to something as grave as drug use, and that too, only because of peer pressure. In such cases, being overly pressurized by your peers can be detrimental to your living. Some teenagers literally spoil their lives by giving in to peer pressure.


Positive Effects of Peer Pressure:-

Peer pressure is not always bad. It can help you to analyze yourself and contemplate on your ways of life. Some of the practices that the masses follow may actually teach you the way of living. You may be able to change yourself for the better. Looking at what others do, can help you bring about a positive change in your way of thinking. If you can pick selectively, peer pressure can actually result in a positive change in your way of life.

Head of Deptt. Ms. Shuchi Shukla and Faculty members Mr. Neeraj Kumar, Rahul Kumar and Mr. Jay Kumar were also present there.