The peer group may pressurise a child to develop some of the following characteristics:
Nagativism a resistance to pressures from others to believe in a certain way.This may be expressed by temper tantrums or verbal refusal to do what children have been told to do.At school members of the peer group may refuse to do what they told to do by
their teachers. This peer group become a social group which cause disrepute for going against school norms and rules.
Aggression is an actual or threatened act of hostility ,usually unprovoked by another person. Children can express their hostility either verbally or physically by bullying young children .These perpetrators deprived other children their peace and time to concentrate on valuable activities.The aggressors are seriously retarded because of wasting valuable time disturbing other children.
Quarelling these are angry disputes that are generally starts when a person makes an unprovoked attack on another. Quarrelling involves two people or more and one of the people involved adopts a defensive role ,the other an aggressive role. Quarrells arise
when children of the same age develop a dispute. It may ended up fighting . Some
children waste time quarrelling than attenting to lessons at the end the pupils become backward in their school work.
Teasing is verbal attack on another child with the intention of making the victim feel ridiculed. The peers laugh at anything they consider to be funny about that child. The teased child is usually helpless and defenceless.This diverts the attention of the victim from the actual problems of learning to the immediate problems of being ridiculed,leading to retardation in learning. The teaser lose because of devoting more time to useless plotting of useful work.
The physical attack of one child by another is bullying. The perpetrators victimise others because they want to see someone misery or said something unbecoming. The victim is generally weaker ,younger ,because of being frightened lose concetration in school work and tries to please bullers or withdrawn.Some children no longer come to school to avoid bullers.Consequently their academic performance is declining dismally.
Ascendant Behaviour is the tendency to dominate others and push them around. A child with ascerndant behaviour deprives victims of their right to peace and freedom of conscience. The child may disturb other to get in the classroom during teacher's
absence for example. As a result this child is rejected by social peer group because of causing unnecessary problems in their lives. This child waste lot of time seeking an associate group and being recognised instead of concentrating on learning.
Egocentricism naturally children develops egocentric behaviours. As they grow up and through the peer group influence they start to lose some of egocentricism as exposed to the control of of peers. The child ceases to be master of own situation as the group become egocentric that it can deprive the rest of the school of its freedom by implementing some of the ideas agreed upon by the group. In some school there can be egocentric peer group which monopolise school facilities like open space for sporting and deprive those who don't belong to the group the right to freely use this facilities. In the classroom they can dominate the whole situation to disturb others to use learning facilities available.
Prejudice in early childhood ,children can notice that some people are different in appearance and behaviour from them. This is the fooundation of prejudice.
The differences are taken to be signs of inferiority of that social group.The extreme descrimination against those who are considered to be inferior. Children may regard certain family members as inferior because of poverty and are deprived to enjoy some social benefits because of wanting. These children from poor family descriminated ,can not do well in their school work as they found it hard to discuss learning ideas. The limits of social freedom of the disadvantaged child who becomes socially backward.
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