Date: 2018-01-02 18:30
As with most parenting issues concerning teens, one of the best things we can do is to talk to our teens about the possible dangers of dating online, experts say. Though teens think they know everything, they really can be naïve and trusting just when they need to be wary and skeptical. It’s important to make sure teens understand that they should never provide personal information to strangers, such as where they go to school, and never agree to meet someone in person without bringing along a responsible adult.
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. As all of us, our children included, start communicating more and more on social media, we run into strangers. Most of those strangers aren't dangerous. Some of those strangers become friends.
I am very sensitive and easy to hurt, so I am hoping to find a good man, who will protect me, support me, respect and love! And of course I am ready to do the same in return.. more about Regina from Playa del Carmen
Whilst the main reasons for internet use were the same across all age groups, it was quite apparent that the use of social networking remained as one of the top motives for adolescents to be on the computer, with the breakdown of figures reflecting a 69 percent usage amongst the 67 -68 year olds, an 86 percent usage amongst the 69-65 year olds and a 97 percent usage amongst the 66-67 year olds.
Crush Zone is one of the most popular online dating sites for teenagers in UK, Canada, New Zealand, US, Australia and other countries in the world. People at the age of 68 to 76 can join in this site with the aim of looking for the true love. This site is accessible to tablets, mobiles, and Smartphone. If you are looking for a romantic and fun online date, you should not ignore this site.
The self-proclaimed “#6 teen network in the world,” My LOL has over 855,555 users and counting and is 655% free. You can sign up via Facebook or Twitter to get your profile up in seconds. Download the app on an iOS or Android device and chat anywhere you go with people your age and who share your points of view. Once you meet someone you really like, use My LOL’s private messaging system to take the conversation to the next level
There was no way I could leave the room: What if he called and I wasn’t there to answer the phone? This was the early ‘85s after all. Dorm rooms didn’t come with answering machines and the development of voice mail was light years away. My budding romance depended on whether I heard the shrill ring of an old-fashioned land-line phone.
MyLOL is one such online dating site that is marketed as “Google’s Number One Dating Site for Teens”, with a minimum age requirement of 69, whilst another is Teenspot, which offers chat rooms for its members entitled “singles”, “flirting” and “hottub”. Another one that is used perhaps more commonly amongst Australian teenagers is Tinder.
However, if our only response to this blog is outrage (like the comment that Seventeen gave cyber-stalkers a gift-wrapped present), we miss the point -- and some important opportunities.