Youngjoo Ahn and Rachel Glass co-host the fourth episode in our Tough Talk Series in collaboration with Youth Voice in San Diego. Today’s subject is peer abuse, peer pressure, and teen bullying with 17 year old guest, Joseline Suarez, a peer educator for Gang Reduction, Intervention & Prevention. Joseline was one of three young ladies honored in San Diego county as a positive role model. Clare Durant, Braving Gravity Reporter in Indiana reports on peer pressure,
producer Cynthia Brian reads Clare’s report on Subtle Expressions, and Rachel shares her feelings about real friends and relationships.
When peers abuse their peers, the damage is long lasting and deeply impactful. With the many layers of Peer Abuse via technology, emotionally, verbally, physically, and sexually, the FEAR in a youth's "reality" can affect their relationships on many levels, including their peers, families, neighbors, teachers, coaches, and inhibit their capacity to heal.
Sixty-eight percent of 12 to 15 year old children rated teasing and Peer Abuse as a "big problem" for people their age (Juvonen, Graham, & Schuster, 2003).
Research has demonstrated that individuals impacted by Peer Abuse are at great risk for developing behavioral, emotional, and academic difficulties (e.g., Merrell et al., 2008). Listen at Voice America KidsL http://www.voiceamerica.com/episode/63954/peer-abuse-pressure-and-bullying
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Causes Cynthia Brian Supports
Be the Star You Are! 501 c3 charity empowering women, families, and youth through improved literacy, positive media, and life skills.