A general rule of thumb is that if your child is using an app that they would not want you to use as well, then they are probably getting into something they shouldn’t be.
Some people get a little weirded out when they hear the word "counselling." That's OK.
It's a side of kids' social lives that many parents aren't aware of, according to a study released last week by Liz Claiborne Inc.
In partnership with the National Domestic Violence Hotline, the company has also just launched loveisrespect.org, the first national website and 24-hour help line that specifically addresses teen dating abuse.
A child should not be engaging in parts of the Internet where they would get approached by adults looking for a date.
Sites like Facebook are generally okay because the parents are using the sites too, and no one wants to misbehave where their parents can see.
The Internet and mobile technology have expanded our capabilities rapidly in the past decade, and meeting people online is now more common than ever thought reasonable in the past.
Dating sites are still plagued with many of the problems as before and there is still an inherent danger associated with meeting people online.
It goes without saying that most parents don’t want to find their teens using dating apps on their smartphones and tablets.But do you know the names of some popular dating apps?While Facebook has been known to be a conduit for meeting others in social circles, the primary purpose of Facebook is much broader than creating a place for singles to meet virtually.It covers the results of a national Pew Research Center survey of teens ages 13 to 17; throughout the report, the word “teens” refers to those in that age bracket, unless otherwise specified. Though 57% of teens have begun friendships in a digital space, teens are far less likely to have embarked on a romantic relationship that started online.A majority of teens with dating experience (76%) say they have only dated people they met via offline methods.