Teenage online dating

It was late fall during my freshman year at college.My friends and I were piled on my dorm bed, staring at the phone and willing it to ring.Whatever side of the fence you're on, it's important to know that teen dating can come with negative consequences.Talk with your teen about the dangers of dating and educate her about the risks of certain behaviors.Only 8% of teens say they have met a romantic partner online.For the small share of teen daters who have met a romantic partner over the internet, Facebook was cited more than any other social media site as a way that teens connect with potential partners.A police spokeswoman said the girl suffered minor cut wounds to her neck and right hand. The suspect, a delivery worker, was held for questioning on Thursday night and had not been charged.Be vigilant when meeting people online, police advised.

Initial information showed the 16-year-old girl was threatened with a knife when she fought off the man in his flat at Tai Wo House in Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin at about 10.30am Thursday, a police source said.These people are often sexual offenders, and they promise your teen gifts, parties and other incentives to get together.Internet predators used to primarily work chat rooms, but in the new age of social media, they often have fake My Space and Facebook accounts with convincing profile information and pictures.Half of teens (50%) say they have friended someone on Facebook or another social media site as a way to show romantic interest, while 47% have expressed attraction by liking, commenting on or interacting with that person on social media.Additionally, 55% of teens say they show interest in someone by flirting with them in person.Most parents have a hard enough time talking to their kids about dating as it is.

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