Research shows that those who struggle with confidence in social settings feel less upset, embarrassed and depressed after chatting it up online with peers they may not know.
These interactions increase their social communication skills. They also gain access to peers that they would ordinarily be isolated from.
This access allows them to learn about the “lingo” of their peers, their interests and concerns which could then align them more competently with their peer group.
If your child lacks confidence in their peer interactions and needs more practice before getting into the game for real, allow them to participate in social media outlets.
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