Meetup groups exist for just about any topic or interest you can think of — from monthly wine and cheese parties to knitting clubs to hiking groups or Scrabble players.Your nephew is sure to find at least one group in his area, and it can be a great way to meet people and make new friends.

As a teacher, you could also join Imbee and keep an eye on your student's interactions to make sure they're appropriate. In this virtual world, kids can create their own character and chat, play games, and engage with kids from around the world.

Students earn Whyville money by playing games, can explore the town, go to the beach, start their own business and engage in a variety of other activities with other kids.

Fortunately, there are a number of new social networking sites designed specifically for teens and pre-teens.

Imbee is one such site, designed for teachers, parents, and young children.

However, when in new, exciting or unfamiliar situations, he may forget what he's learned and have difficulty regulating his behavior or modulating his voice.

There are growing number of great apps for i Phones, i Pad, and Android that young adults can use to assist with social interaction, including conversations.

Most people learn social skills simply by watching the way their friends and family interact.

But some people may struggle with learning how to behave in social situations.

Before introducing any student to an online community, be sure to talk to them about online safety and appropriate behavior online.