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Shun Bad Company: Sociologist Urges Youths

Often times, Peer Influence has harmful effects on youths, as the saying, bad company corrupts good manners.

In this report , Ovie Okome looks at the positive angle to peer influence.

It is natural for parents to be concerned about the friends their children keep, to avoid consequences attached to such influence.  

But keeping right company equally has its potential to help youths, as some of them shared how peer influence had had positive impact on them.

In a chat, some parents indicated that, they see peer influence as a reality every parent would have accepted, pointing out that positive peer influence is helpful to young people.

A sociologist, Mrs.Temitope Abosede who descried peer influence was an inalienable social factor, said it was imperative for teenagers to identify the type of company they need to keep.

Mrs Abosede added that teenagers should understand that good company was the only option to follow, in other to have better future.

Ovie Okome .

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