How Schools Can Help Prevent Loneliness in Kids
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Through classroom initiatives, teachers can educate students on how to be a good friend. The schools can also implement relational growth outside classrooms, during recess or lunchtime (Fetters).
Developing healthy thought processes can also help decrease loneliness and social anxiety: assuming positive things rather than negative things when a friend doesn't text you back, for example. Holt-Lungstad believes that a carefully and thoughtfully-designed program could help combat young people's loneliness.
Click here to read more on her studies on loneliness, prevention, and education, and practical ways that schools can develop relational programs in the classroom and outside it.