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School Pressures

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When life sucks and you feel like shit

Life can be rough sometimes, and most people, at one time or another, feel really awful. Learn about why this happens and and what you can do about it.

Peer pressure

Almost everyone is affected by peer pressure at some point. Learn about how it could affect you and what you can do about it.

What to do if you are being bullied

There are many things you can do to stop bullying. Learn the facts on how you can try and work it out yourself or ask someone else to help.

Coping with bad grades

Your grades don't mean that your future is hopeless. Learn some ways that can help you manage the situation.

How can I develop coping strategies?

Developing coping strategies or tools to cope, is a powerful way to deal with life's inevitable challenges. Learn some new ways to cope.

Bystanders’ role in bullying

Being a bystander of bullying can actually be contributing to it. Learn what you can do to stop bullying.

What to do if someone you know is being bullied

Learn what bullying is and what to do if you think someone is being bullied.


At some time or another, everyone experiences stress. Learn all about stress and how to manage it.

Bystanders role in cyberbullying

Research shows the majority of teens say their own reaction has been to ignore mean behavior when they see it on social media. Learn about being a bystander to cyberbullying and how you can stop it.

Joining a gang

People join gangs for many reasons and sometimes it might seem like the pressure to join is too much to handle. Learn more about ways to deal with pressure.

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