Saying no

How can I say NO?

This is peer pressure – when others want you to do something you know is wrong for you.

Thought might be:

‘If I don’t take drugs like my friends do, they will stop being my friends. I really like this boy/girl but if I say I won’t sext, then he/she won’t want to be with me. I want to go to the party but I don’t want to drink – but that will make me look like an idiot in front of my friends.’

If anyone is putting you under peer pressure – they are not your friend. True friends don’t do that. So there is nothing to lose by saying ‘NO’. When others want you to engage in dangerous activities, put yourself first. Every single time. Always be true to yourself.