Positive/negative effects of cliques amongst teenagers

Dr Helgo Schomer looks at the positive and negative effects of cliques among teenagers and how they affect productivity.

Teenagers push for increasing independence form their parents and look for security and acceptance from peers – forming cliques.

Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist

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He says there are clique that could turn to be toxic and there are healthy ones too.

According to Dr Schomer there is nothing wrong with having a circle of friends. He says it’s a natural process of finding security within a group.

Most kids find a healthy environment of a group but many fall into cliques where there is security and identity but yet at the price of their individuality and sometimes at their values

Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist

In cliques there are strict internal quotes of what you are allowed to do and what you not

Dr Helgo Schomer, resident psychologist
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