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Shyness Resources for Children and Teens: Teens

This guide will provide resources to help people who are shy and help adults support these young people.

Shyness and Teens

Social situations are a struggle for many teenagers.  Almost half (46.7%) of teenagers (ages 13 to 18) stated they were shy in the 2011 National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement. 8.6% of those teens were further identified as suffering from social phobia (also known as social anxiety), compared to 5% of teens who didn't identify as shy.

Books for Teens on Shyness, Bashfulness, and Social Anxiety