jm + peer-pressure   3

X-Plan: Giving your kids a way out
Great idea -- an "escape hatch" for your teenage kids, so they can be extricated from scary/dodgy peer-pressure situations without losing face among their peers.
xplan  escape  escape-hatch  parenting  kids  peer-pressure  teens  x-plan 
february 2017 by jm
Ponies by Kij Johnson | Tor.com
A rather dark short story about little girls, peer pressure, and childhood. no fun for this dad of 3 girls :(

(via Tatu Saloranta)
via:cowtowncoder  writing  fiction  sf  childhood  peer-pressure  tor  ponies 
october 2013 by jm
Girls and coding: female peer pressure scares them off | Education | The Observer
'Coding and digital prowess is still niche at a young age, self-taught by the studious. It is often considered a bit nerdy in senior school, where it is not currently taught as a part of the curriculum, although this is changing in senior schools from September 2012. Therefore, generally speaking, those who code have taught themselves. Teaching yourself something that should really be covered as a part of lessons is a bit like doing extra homework – why, ask many teens, would anyone do that? There is no way the majority of hormonally challenged, desperate-to-find-their-place-in-the-world teenage girls would risk ridicule or isolation by doing such a thing – let alone be open and proud about it. (Boys of the same age have different social challenges and do not measure their societal worth so much by peer review.)'
girls  coding  education  peer-pressure  software  teaching  kids 
march 2012 by jm

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