Good News! We recently added new resources on our website specifically for Educators and School Counsellors who are looking for tools to help support socially anxious students.
What does social anxiety look like?
Socially anxious students feel “on stage” which can lead to self-consciousness, worry, and avoidance. What this looks like can vary depending on the student’s age. Younger students may experience stomach aches and refuse to participate in school or activities. As they get older, they may begin to become overly concerned with being judged negatively by their peers. This can evolve to feelings of negative thoughts about themselves, and as they get older, they may experience social problems due to social fear or embarrassment.
Regardless of their age, anxiety may prevent some students from participating in events and activities with their peers. Some children may go unnoticed by teachers who believe the children are shy and prefer to exclude themselves from activities.
We’re pleased to include new resources for Educators and School Counsellors who are looking for tools to help them support socially anxious children. Our resources help the user learn what social anxiety disorder is, how social anxiety impacts the student at school, and coping strategies for supporting students. For more information, visit here.