Social Anxiety For High Schools


Social Anxiety looks at a common issue for high school students: anxiety. Developed by Stanford researchers, this program explores ways for students to quell anxious feelings that may develop when meeting new people, doing a task for the first time, or speaking in front of a crowd. This novel program has something for every student, building confidence and increasing assertiveness in a variety of settings.

Social Anxiety provides a comprehensive look at how to handle anxiety for all students with different levels of comfort in social situations.

Ideally Suited For

  • Students wanting to project confidence in their day-to-day lives
  • Parents interested in giving their students the tools to navigate social situations with ease


  • Enhanced assertiveness in public and private communication
  • Increased awareness of strategies to improve confidence
  • Demonstrated improvement relating to others
  • Improved tools for coping with shyness

Detailed Description

Social Anxiety focuses on exploring ways for high school students to become confident, assertive communicators in their school and home lives.

Skill focuses include:

  • Public speaking
  • Making new friends
  • Being assertive with peers
  • Ways to deal with feeling nervous
  • Communicating with others
  • Quick tips for reducing anxiety
  • And more

This program was developed by the Stanford University Behavioral Medicine Laboratory.