Students are Severely Struggling In School Because of Social Anxiety
The 9th graders in Gateway went a whole year without any human contact at school one of the kids said “this is my first day at a new school and he forgot how to talk to people ”. The teens say the best part of the day is when they don’t have to be around people because they are so awkward around other people.
Why is this so hard for them? Research shows that because of quarantine people developed certain feelings such as depression making them so socially awkward. When doing research I found some ways to not be so embarrassed when talking to other people.
One thing I learned was you are able to build your confidence back. For example, you could go to the mall and challenge people to a race or a push-up contest just to step out of your comfort zone and help your social anxiety. Make sure to put yourself out there and make some friends!