Claire Mc Carthy, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, said it best in a Huffington Post blog on teen online dating.“Safety has to be first and foremost,” she wrote in a 2013 post.
Safe teen dating sites
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.
Online dating websites have age requirements which are generally 18.
While this may be frustrating for you, it’s a very good requirement that needs to be in place.
Connecting online is appealing, kids say, because it’s easier to present yourself in a different light than if you were meeting someone in person.