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In fact, sometimes these guys post accompanying headlines like, “Meet my godson!
” Yikes, does your godson’s mom know you’re using him to show your softer, I-like-kids side on a site designed to introduce adults to one another for by all means, adult reasons?
Try not to get angry with your teen, and calmly ask your teen to stop visiting online dating sites.
This discussion may not be enough to convince your teen to stop meeting people online.
The ability to make contact with strangers located nearby is exciting, but young people should never be encouraged to meet up with anybody they’ve only ever met online.
We have taken the decision not to name the sites in question to protect the young people from Lancashire who have already posted their details on there.
One notorious ‘teen dating’ site has been described by critics as a “paedophile playground”.
It has an age limit of just 13 and a simple tick box for schoolchildren if they didn’t want ‘sexting’ from other members.
“With more children accessing social media than ever before we are seeing an increase in incidents where offenders use apps and the web as the gateway for their crimes.“Children should be safe to use the internet without being targeted by sexual predators.
That’s why the NSPCC is calling for compulsory online safety lessons in schools to warn them about the dangers of social media.“We also urge parents to talk to their children about what they share online, and who they share it with.”Theirs fears aren’t unfounded.
Meeting and chatting to others online is a normal part of life for most teenagers, but using online dating services could put them at risk. So much of a teenager’s social life happens online and many feel really comfortable using the internet to meet people.