Video: How Kids Can Use Online Connections to Make Friends in Real Life

By The Understood Team

Lots of kids have trouble making friends in real life. They might feel more comfortable in online or video-game fantasy worlds, where they can build social connections with less pressure.

But can kids build on these friendships and improve their in-person social skills? Or does having virtual friends make it harder to have “real life” friends? Hear from child psychiatrist Jodi Gold on how to help your child balance in-person and online friendships.

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