As young people are developing their identity online they also are facing new social pressures to cope with in the digital world.
The aim of Peer Pressure Online, the fifth module from the Be Strong Online programme, is to encourage discussion amongst students about the pressures they face online and to help them to develop strategies to cope in these situations.
These free peer-to-peer training resources feature a selection of engaging activities which explore peer pressure online:
- A Debate Activity about online dares explores whether dares, crazes and pranks online are largely positive (with money and awareness raised for charity in many cases) or negative (exploring risks to safety and effects on self-esteem)
- The Peer Pressure Online Forum Theatre Activity presents three different scenarios for Tech Trainers to choose from to act out, after which students offer advice and develop strategies to cope
- Activity 3 looks at Bystanders vs Upstanders, what it means to be an upstander to online peer pressure and words and actions they could use to help a friend being peer pressured on social media
- The final activity explores Risky Behaviours online – what is a ‘risky behaviour’ online and offline, reasons why young people may engage in these, and practical things they can do to get out of difficult situations online
Download the module for free now to for run Peer Pressure Online in your school or youth group!