Dating sites for very young teens
Teen online dating sites are starting to pop up all over the web.Most of the sites claim to be for teen online dating but they are either places for pedophiles to prey upon vulnerable teens or random chat rooms.The Internet provides them with a playing field like no other area of their lives.They can easily present themselves as fellow teens and sometimes fool even the most experienced online user.As all of us, our children included, start communicating more and more on social media, we run into strangers. Granted, I’m a grownup and have a bit more judgment than a teen when it comes to trusting people online.
They shouldn’t tell strangers where they live or go to school, for example.
But online dating sites aren’t the only place that that people — and youth — meet online.
They meet on all sorts of social media sites and platforms. I’ve met some wonderful people on social media, people who have taught me and supported me and made me laugh, people who have helped me be a better doctor, parent and person.
Telling secrets or saying bad things about people can work out badly too, if it turns out the new online friend can’t be trusted.
And they must never, go to an in-person meeting with someone they met online unless an adult is present.