PEER PRESSURE: DRUGS, ALCOHOL, VAPING, SEXTING, SUICIDE
We all know that smoking is bad for you, the nationwide campaign has successfully disseminated this knowledge, but is Vaping a safer option? We also know that Alcohol is dangerous for the developing minds of our students, but have we effectively communicated it to them?
Vaping devices contain known carcinogens and toxic chemicals including metal nanoparticles, high levels of nickel and chromium (which may come from the nichrome heating coils of the vaporizing device) and levels of cadmium, a toxic metal also found in cigarette smoke that can cause breathing problems and disease. The unfortunate reality is that schools are the first line of defense that we can really reach and reinforce. Our students either don’t hear about the dangers or they have stopped listening to their principals and teachers. Is your school taking that role seriously? Have your programs been effective.
We have a track record of being able to connect with students as an outside 3rd party in a way that principals and teachers no longer can. In this session, we use personal stories and emotional hooks to engage the students so that they walk away with their beliefs challenged and new ideas to consider.
The 5 deadly words: “Everyone, Else, Is, Doing, It.”
• Recognize how peer pressure is affecting their lives.
• Identify with stories where presenter gave in to peer pressure and compare that to an event in their life.
• Internalize the knowledge that they have the strength to fight peer pressure.
• Recognize the dangers/risks of drugs, alcohol and vaping as well as the uncertainty behind vaping.
• Engage with tools needed to avoid/deny peer pressure in the moment.
“TBG Solutions presented an amazing high school student session. Their message was right on point. I think the sessions really connect with students as they shared powerful real-life scenarios that may affect students. I highly recommend TBG Programs for middle school and high school students. My only regret is I didn’t know about them sooner!”
GEAR UP Site Facilitator
School Support & Grant Services Education Service Center Region 12