Managing peer pressure lesson plan

Secondary

Explore the benefits and disadvantages of belonging to a group with this lesson plan.

By the end of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • to discuss the importance of belonging to a group
  • to look at the benefits and disadvantages of belonging to a group
  • to identify and rank peer pressure coping strategies

Using this resource

This resource is designed for:

  • young people aged 11 to 13
  • use with whole classes

Curriculum links

England - RSHE

Respectful relationships, including friendships

By the end of secondary school pupils should know:

· the characteristics of positive and healthy friendships (in all contexts, including online) including: trust, respect, honesty, kindness, generosity, boundaries, privacy, consent and the management of conflict, reconciliation and ending relationships. This includes different (non-sexual) types of relationship.

Northern Ireland – Learning for Life and Work

Relationships

KS3 pupils should have opportunity to:

· Explore the qualities of relationships including friendships

· Develop coping strategies to deal with challenging relationship scenarios

Scotland – Health and Wellbeing

Relationships, sexual health and parenthood

I recognise that power can exist within relationships and can be used positively as well as negatively.

Wales - Health and Wellbeing

How we engage with social influences shapes who we are and affects our lives and wellbeing

Progression step 3: I have an understanding of the rules, norms and behaviours of different groups and situations, and I recognise that these have an influence on me.

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