Teen dating online
As any parent knows, it can be difficult to communicate with your teen, especially when it comes to a sensitive topic like dating violence.Perhaps you’re not quite sure what to say, or maybe your teen doesn’t seem to want to talk.Whatever stage you and your teen are going through in discussing and learning about dating violence — whether you want to teach them about healthy relationships for the future, or you’re concerned with a relationship they are currently in and want to give them advice — there are plenty of resources that can be really helpful.
The popularity of meet-and-greet websites over the past few years has only increased the danger that a teen will fall victim to an online predator.
Websites like friendster.com, facebook.com, and cater to teens and young adults who want to meet other people.
These sites are not dating sites and, unlike reputable online dating services, the friendship building sites rarely screen users.
All it takes to become a member is a username, a password and 5 minutes to build a profile.
Users can upload pictures and they can post any information about themselves that they want including how to reach them in the real world.