The world of cliques is a dangerous and confusing one. There are good groups of course, groups that help out around the community, or the school, or give some kind of entertainment to others. But for the most part, the average stuck up clique can be dangerous if they are crossed. High school students have enough to worry about, and the clique is just an added burden. Cliques are as much a part of high school as is the English department, but something should be done to make sure they don’t ruin the lives of the innocent who are just a little bit different than those that are part of the group.
It is the responsibility of the high school to create an atmosphere for the student body which promotes acceptance and inclusion of other kids, allowing kids to feel like they belong. Cliques tend to be exclusive, only accepting those who are similar to them such as their interest in sports, after-school activities, hobbies, or even by appearance and other superficial things. They also tend to leave out all the kids who are “socially awkward” or different, and they bully others to make themselves more powerful to their peers. High school cliques form for various reasons, all of which provide safety in numbers. Teens in high school cliques basically allow their members to be comfortable with kids with whom they can identify.
People these days, especially teens, hold themselves to the standards society advertises. Everywhere you look, there are stereotypes and images of what a person should be, according to society. There are many cliques that offer these easy fit in standards, but school is not the only place that the pressure to fit in is affected. You can be uncovered through your efforts to blend in, thus causing you many problems as you try to make it through high school without a couple bruises. This generation’s high school lifestyle incorporates a lot of different cliques and niches.
It is important to examine what you believe in and the values you choose to hold. Student who embrace transcendentalism and can believe in their capabilities, choose not to conform, and examine their belief system and ways of thinking throughout high school will be more successful throughout the rest of their lives. Society can be the most destructive thing during high school and embracing transcendentalism would allow student to form and accept their unique identity. The formation of unique beliefs and ability to be outspoken with opinions is necessary for all high school students.
So far in my high school career, I have witnessed the competitive nature that my peers embody. This nature radiates and glares. However, most of these students do not self-inflict the pressure that drives them to succeed. Instead, parents and other various persons of influence and respectability
Do the concepts of popularity status and bullying have a mutual similarity in today's society? Bullying is when one uses superior strength or influence to intimidate someone, typically to force him or her to do what one wants. There are various different kinds of bullying, such as, direct, indirect, physical, sexual, emotional, psychological, verbal and cyberbullying. Popularity is the state or condition of being well-liked, admired or supported by many people. Popularity and bullying are two occurrences that most often appear in the atmosphere of a high school.
At school this may lead to poor attendance, a significant drop in grades or even annoyance with schoolwork, in a good student. There are many studies that have been performed to prove the correlation between responsibility in school and academic performance being the cause to academic stress. Just like there are numerous causes to academic there are also numerous cures, such as changing mind set and behavior. Academic stress is something majority of students in school can relate to and the cause of it can be something small as a bad grade on an evaluation, It will enforce the student to try harder in the future but it will for sure cause some sort of stress, even if it is for a moment. Stress from school can be one of the most essential causes of teen depression.
Say you’re the new kid at your high school. If you had two choices, to fit in or to “not stand out”, which would you choose? Personally, I think adolescence is really about fitting in more than standing out. Sometimes, a lot of kids fit into a certain group of people because they stand out from the normal standards of adolescent society. The people to blame for this issue, I believe, is not the adolescent even though they practice such behaviors; I believe the media has a great deal of fault for the appeal to fit in.
Everyone wants to be accepted in high school, each for different personal reasons. Some display ingratiation and change their views and behaviors to impress a certain group of people in order to be accepted into the group. Others are exposed to a groups ideas and arrogate those values as their own. Lastly, some may accept the views of a group in order to being accepted by them although they do not agree with the ideas privately. People in high school tend to conform to fit in with each other and gain their peers acceptance and not be considered “weird”.
The most common groups in high school are the populars and the outcasts. The kids who have endless friends, engage in team sports, and meet the ideal teenage standards, against the ones who are quiet, solitary, and unconventional. The ones that are outcasts fall into the second description. They don’t line up with society's norms therefore, they tend to be looked upon as bizarre and atypical. Outsiders are too often misjudged and misunderstood