It’s also not as awkward to flirt with people online as it is in school corridors!
The majority of online dating apps and websites are designed for adults, but even those which are for teens can present risks to young people if they choose to use them.
In my practice, I often encounter teens battling non-consensual image sharing.” This type of incident can be devastating to a teen’s emotional well-being, reputation, and college and job prospects. Cons: Why parents feel teens shouldn’t be allowed to use online dating apps One recent study found that 34 percent of children and teens have been cyberbullied.
Talk about potential issues and risks with online dating to avoid them down the line. Wyatt Fisher, a licensed psychologist and marriage counselor, believes proper rules and regulations make teenage online dating safe. And from news headlines we all know bullying can lead to legal suits, suicide, and a slew of painful side effects.
Tinder recently banned teenagers, but that doesn’t mean that their swiping days are over.
An app called Spotafriend mimics the Tinder experience, but is exclusively available for teenagers between the ages of 13-19.“Allowing teens to use a dating app with a largely adult population is simply a bad idea: it invites danger.
As popular as online dating has become, it’s not a good idea for young people and isn’t a safe way for children to explore relationships.