As a shy and introverted kid growing up, I had a lot of social anxiety. Now, if you have a teen or you are a teen with social anxiety, there’s groups to help you. Check it out here.
Let’s face it, kids may be cruel. Growing up you always have the “cool” kids group, “average” kids group and the “geeky/nerdy” kids group.
Here’s a video of “Queen Bees and Wannabees” author, Rosalind Wiseman answering some questions about bullying: Beating Bullying