Or, a teen with low self-esteem may find self-assurance when she’s sitting behind a screen.
Teens who feel they’ve been labelled by their peers in a negative light, or those who feel they don’t fit in at school, may find like-minded peers on the Internet.
Discuss safety issues and establish clear social media strategies and online rules.
So even if your teen isn’t specifically looking for love on the internet, it could still happen.
And if you’re going to allow your teen to meet someone in-person, do some research first about who the person is and chaperone the meeting.
Tinder recently banned teenagers, but that doesn’t mean that their swiping days are over.
Online dating also poses some of the same risks as in-person dating.
Teens may be subjected to emotional abuse from a romantic partner on the other side of the globe.