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Social Anxiety and Exclusions

Social Anxiety and Exclusions






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    • Title and mean girls clip will come before the next slide You cannot watch the video clips on slideshare, so I have added text describing them
    • A woman has an appointment but hates to leave the house because she thinks everyone will be watching her
    • Video clip – psych commercial – private eyes
    • A woman sits in front of a telephone and agonizes because she is afraid to make a call
    • A man hates to go to work because he has a meeting scheduled
    • A student goes to the library during lunch because he is afraid of eating alone
    • A student is afraid of going to any social events because she is nervous about meeting new people
    • Social anxiety is the third largest psychological problem, affecting 15 million Americans
    • Social anxiety is misdiagnosed almost 90% of the time
      • It is often diagnosed as…
      • Schizophrenia
      • Manic-Depressive
      • Clinically Depressed
      • Panic Disorder
      • or personality disorder
    • What is Social Anxiety Disorder?
    • Extreme shyness and self consciousness develop into unjustified fear
    • They can usually interact with family and close friends,
    • but dread other social situations
    • They feel fear and experience an increase in heartbeat and breathing at the thought of interacting with others
    • They fear being embarrassed, laughed at, criticized, and being judged by others
    • They focus only on bad things that could happen rather than good things that might happen
    • Video clip – just my luck – a series of bad stuff happening over the next 8 slides – all clips will play as one in our project
    • Video clip – just my luck
    • Video clip – just my luck
    • Video clip – just my luck
    • Video clip – just my luck
    • Video clip – just my luck
    • Video clip – just my luck
    • Video clip – just my luck
    • Why do people have social anxiety?
    • People are born with a tendency to be shy and have trouble interacting with others
    • Sometimes children learn social anxiety from a role model
    • Parents can have social anxiety and then shelter their children from social situations
    • which can cause their children to become socially anxious
    • Some children are viewed as “different” and are afraid they will not fit in
    • Social anxiety can have a significant impact on a person’s life
    • Students may not get the most out of school
    • They won’t ask questions when they don’t understand something for fear of looking stupid and being laughed at
    • They may feel lonely or disappointed because of missed opportunities for making friends and having fun
    • They may have few or no friends at all
    • They may sit alone at lunch
    • They may stay home rather than attending school functions
    • They have various interests and like to have fun as much as anyone else
    • But they are too afraid to join any extra-curricular activities
      • What can be done?
    • Putdowns, lectures, criticisms, and speaking up for a socially anxious person will not help
    • Anti-anxiety medications are available
    • Support from family, friends, and teachers is essential
    • The most effective treatment is cognitive-behavioral therapy
    • A therapist can help make a plan to overcome fears one by one
    • Take baby steps to get up the courage to overcome fears and go beyond what is comfortable
    • Video clip – baby steps
    • People with social anxiety often feel like social outcasts
    • An outcast (also known as an unpopular person or a social reject) is a person who is
    • rejected, and sometimes isolated, by society in general
    • Video clip – napoleon dynamite dance scene
    • Social exclusion is a serious problem
    • Not “fitting in” at school may be an experience that can scar children psychologically for life.
    • Being rejected by one’s peers can cause
    • an increase in anti- social behavior
    • Video clip - the silence of the lambs – fava beans and nice Chianti
    • deviance and aggression
    • lowered intellectual performance
    • self-defeating behavior
    • Children who aspire academically may become isolated from their peers
    • Misfits may be bullied or victimized
    • Video clip – pretty in pink – duckie in bathroom
    • Young children may pick on one another for just being different
    • Children fail to “fit in” for a number of reasons
    • they look different to others
    • they interact with others who do not “fit in”
    • they express beliefs perceived as abnormal
    • or engage in activities unacceptable to their group
    • Extroverts form online friendships so they can engage in more frequent communication.
    • Online interactions with unknown peers help adolescents recover from the sting of social rejection.
    • The interpersonal connections made possible by electronic media are particularly valuable for youth suffering from
    • low self-esteem
    • social rejection
    • The issue of bullying has become a chronic and costly problem in American schools.
    • Nine out of ten students have been bullied by their peers.
    • Six out of ten students say that they have bullied other students.
    • Bullies are consistently the most respected and well liked students in the school
    • a child who is a bully in kindergarten is often a bully in elementary school, high school and beyond
    • Bullying is not always physical abuse
    • There are no bruises, no black eyes, no bloody noses to offer clues that a child is being bullied.
    • Verbal bullying is the most common type of bullying
    • and is the least likely to be taken seriously by adults
    • People are bullied because of factors like
    • gender
    • race
    • disabilities
    • manner of dress
    • or weight
    • anyone can be bullied
    • Sometimes people do not realize they are bullies
    • Video clip – bullying movie
    • Video clip – bullying movie – people laughing
    • If you laugh at it, you’re part of it.
    • 75% of students have visited a web site bashing another student
    • Video clip – bullying movie – negative website
    • Passive and shy children are the most likely group to be bullied.
    • These children will not usually stand up for themselves in a bullying situation.
    • Video clip – real genius
    • Students who are bullied do not want to attend school, become depressed, and may even commit suicide.
    • Stopping bullying always requires an intervention
    • Early intervention may help to establish a positive and respectful learning environment.
    • Teachers can prevent or reduce bullying by
    • Establishing a positive school culture of acceptance, tolerance, and respect
    • Increasing adult supervision in bullying “hot spots.”
    • Recognizing and reporting bullying
    • Consistently enforcing school rules regarding bullying
    • Integrate bullying prevention material into curriculum and school activities.
    • Stopping bullying never stops
    • But preventing it can help
    • Video clip – stand up and stop bullying