The peer group becomes less important and transforms into just few important friends.
Research shows that prevention efforts – by teachers, administrators, parents, community members, and even students – can reduce violence and improve the overall school environment.
As with early adolescence, teens in middle adolescence may feel invincible.
Risk-taking behaviors are significantly increased during this stage.
Relationships with close friends become more important than family relationships.
Early adolescents start to realize that their parents are not infallible and begin to identify their own faults.