Norms are defined as the rules that a group uses for appropriate and inappropriate values, beliefs, attitudes and behaviors. Breaking these rules can result in serious consequences, including exclusion from the group. Norms are passed on from one generation to the next. The family is the first agent by which a person is taught social norms.
Examples of norms are:
Children showing respect to adults
Telling others “good morning”, “good afternoon” and “good evening”.
Using terms such as “please” and “thank you”.