but it isn’t as important as being accepted by their friends.
Teens often decide that the benefits of risky behavior immediate gratification or peer acceptanceâ€”outweigh the risks, Reyna said. She figures its better to teach teens some “gist-based” thinking skills, such as putting risks into general categories rather than lecturing with specific data and details.
Good advice from a scientific viewpoint. To get more about this read Live Science’s article.