13 14 year old dating sites
A young man posted screenshots of a text message conversation with his girlfriend, who he had met through the teen dating group, where she stated that an older user said he wanted to get her pregnant (right)On Teen Dating And More, which is a closed group with more than 2,200 members that FEMAIL joined, a fresh-faced boy claimed he wanted a 'girl to f*** so bad', while another member urged people to post their Snapchat IDs.Meanwhile a married man posted: 'Me and my wife have been talking about trying something new,' he said.
Ms Hayman said she found this worrying - adding that teenagers may they think they're just talking to another 16-year-old 'but it's actually a 30 or 45-year-old, or a 50-year-old on the other side of the world'.My LOL is one such online dating site that is marketed as “Google’s Number One Dating Site for Teens”, with a minimum age requirement of 14, 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.Susan Mc Lean, Australia’s leading expert in cyber safety and young people, echoes much of the advice given by Brewer and is quite clear in expressing the importance of the role of parenting in the age of the internet and social media.“The Internet has allowed people to connect with anyone and everyone, and children and young people are earlier adopters of technology.Children these days don’t have an online and offline world.So is this online hook up trend something that we, as parents, should be worried about?
According to Jocelyn Brewer, a Psychologist who works mainly with adolescents, it’s not so much that parents should be worried, but more that they just need to be very aware.“It’s definitely the case that even for teens using social media sites who are not specifically looking to hook up, such advances and suggestions happen.
“But, more than anything, your child needs to be able to come to you and talk about things, and you need to not be afraid to ever say NO!
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Rachel Hynes, mum to a teenager and publisher of the website for parents of teens The Kids are All Right, believes that at the present time social networking sites remain the way in which most teenagers are meeting people and describes these connections, rather aptly, as the equivalent of modern day pen friends.
Whilst Rachel has no data on how often teens who meet online are actually meeting up in ‘real life’, she is certain that it happens, particularly in cases where people live within the same area and have access to public transport and the excuse of going to an event where they can meet.
It’s all one and the same.”Whilst Mc Lean believes that these kinds of sites aren’t problematic at the moment, she does state that this doesn’t mean that they won’t be in the future.