Most Dangerous Dares and Trends You Need to Warn Your Children About

Remind them that they can say "No"

Teaching your child or teen strategies for dealing with peer pressure can help them say “no” to dangerous social media trends. The desire to fit in with and be liked by their peers can influence kids and teens to make potentially harmful choices. Curiosity about what others are doing, and the fear of missing out, can influence kids and teens to forget their own better judgement. Remind your children that it’s important to think for themselves, rather than simply going along with what everyone else is doing. Having friends with similar values can be a great support system for resisting peer pressure. Make sure your kids understand the consequences of their decisions and the importance of being mindful of the future implications of their actions.