July 27, 2015 News No Comments

Thinking back to our younger years, most of us have witnessed or actively took part in some type of dare or challenge that involved unwise behavior. Similar types of double-dog-Jenner Lip Challengedares, referred to as “challenges,” still exist for our children today, however, the audience, the peer pressure and the danger element has increased beyond compare. In the past, dares were likely to take place on school grounds, public parks or in someone’s basement – in front of a handful of peers, at best. Today, challenges are recorded on smart phones and uploaded onto the internet for a teen’s entire peer network, and then some, to see. Due to this wide viewing audience and fear of public ridicule, teens often succumb to the pressure to take on these challenges, even if they’d rather not. [Read More]

Written by Jennifer Heronema