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Social Isolation. What is Social Isolation?. Social Isolation is a complete or near-complete lack of contact with society. Social Isolation (SI) can be a cause AND a symptom of physical, emotional, and/or psychological challenges. What could Social Isolation look like?. ?.

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What is social isolation
What is Social Isolation?

Social Isolation is a complete or near-complete lack of contact with society. Social Isolation (SI) can be a cause AND a symptom of physical, emotional, and/or psychological challenges.


What could social isolation look like
What could Social Isolation look like?

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http://safeshare.tv/w/MsQMYuBEFx “Generation Z”…

SOCIAL ISOLATION vs.

LONELINESS?


The simple explanation
The simple explanation… “Generation Z”…

Social Isolation

  • Limited or NO contact with family/friends

  • No involvement in clubs/activities

Loneliness

  • More subjective

  • Has to do with a persons’ feelings of companionship or feeling left out


Physical effects of social isolation
Physical Effects of Social Isolation “Generation Z”…

  • Higher morning levels of the stress hormone Cortisol

  • Altered gene in immune cells

  • Higher blood pressure

  • Associated with increased risk of depression

  • Associated with increased sleep disorders

  • Potential for a faster progression of Alzheimer’s Disease

    http://www.worldhealth.net/news/social_isolation_impacts_upon_mental_and/


Psychological effects of social isolation
Psychological Effects of Social Isolation “Generation Z”…

  • Anxiety

  • Fear

  • Aggression

  • Memory Impairment

    http://psychcentral.com/news/2007/11/15/stress-effects-from-social-isolation-explained/1542.html




And now
And now… world?



Our young children today
Our young children TODAY mature?

THIS can lead to …



And today
And TODAY… mature?


Why the shift
Why the shift? mature?

SOCIAL MEDIA and TECHNOLOGY


Socialization
Socialization mature?

This article was published in April, 2010

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1304266/We-spend-7-hours-day-using-technology-computers-TV-lives.html



The brain
The Brain mature?

  • How does it work?

  • How does it react to SI?

Research shows, the brain, when isolated, has a significantly different physical appearance as well and the efficiency of its functionality


Myelin
Myelin mature?

Myelin is an insulating layer that coats a neuron’s axon, allowing the brain’s impulses to be transmitted quickly and efficiently between the nerve cells.


The key community
The Key…Community mature?

  • Global community is growing

  • Technology is continually advancing

  • Advances in healthcare

  • We are living longer


Our charge for si
Our CHARGE for SI mature?

We must find a way to achieve individual connectedness within our global community, working towards relationships that are both inclusive and proactive for the future.


Thank you. mature?


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