PEER PRES­SURE, BRO­KEN HOMES

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI -

Ac­cord­ing to Jayakar El­lis, founder and pres­i­dent, Heart Foun­da­tion, th­ese days, chil­dren are con­fronted with peer pres­sure, bro­ken homes and pres­sure to per­form in ex­ams

Do­mes­tic sur­round­ings play a vi­tal role in a child’s life

Such pres­sures some­times push chil­dren to­wards drugs. Once they get ad­dicted, chil­dren find it dif­fi­cult to quit

The po­lice plan to con­tinue such pro­grams and help chil­dren tackle their prob­lems with­out giv­ing in to drugs

“We need to ed­u­cate chil­dren against drug ad­dic­tion and make them re­alise how im­por­tant it is for them to help their friends who are into such habits,” said El­lis

About 100 stu­dents par­tic­i­pated in the pro­gramme

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