In 2016, researchers stumbled on a radical tactic for reducing another person’s bigotry: a frank, brief conversation. The website Vox wrote an article about this research here: https://www.vox.com/identities/2016/11/15/13595508/racism-research-study-trump The technique …
Peer pressure is a form of bullying. It’s a form of threat – either do this thing, or you aren’t “cool” or part of the “in group.” Learning how to resist peer pressure will help you be more confident and help keep you safe.
Very few bullies think of themselves as bullies. No matter how horrible someone seems to you, you should not think of them as horrible people. Most likely, they aren’t. And if you let them, they may just surprise you.
It doesn’t matter how much you want a problem to just go away. Wishing it away doesn’t work. This is especially true if the problem is bullying.