Peer Pressure Facts and Teenage Risks

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There are many peer pressure facts that most parents think they know.  For instance, hanging around with the wrong crowd seems to have a negative effect on teenagers’ behaviors.  And, a positive effect can also occur when kids hang around peers with high academic, moral and religious standards.  But an effect on the brain? A recent study at Temple University revealed some interesting peer pressure... 

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Drag Racing Rage

November 27, 2008 by  
Filed under Teenagers/Tweens

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Illegal street racing is as old as the automobile itself. However, because there is now more traffic, fewer stretches of deserted roads and more teens who have access to a vehicle, the stakes are higher than ever. The hard truth is that adolescent thrill seeking is not new or unusual. Teen racers are typical adolescents looking for a rush or they do it because their friends are doing it,” says... 

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Teen Thrill-Seeking is Growing More “Extreme”

December 7, 2002 by  
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Two teens jumped off the Melbourne Bridge for fun. One is dead and the other severely traumatized. Investigating the incident, officials learned that bridge jumping is popular with teens. Risky behavior or attempting thrill-seeking feats is nothing new. But the difference today is that teens are taking those behaviors to the extreme. That’s because they seek acceptance, or thrills, or believe they... 

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