Tips about teenage boys and dating
It’s no surprise to learn that 81 percent of teens use social media, according to data from The Pew Research Center.Sure, teens still meet in the same ways that kids always have, but the low social risks associated with flirting online have made that option more acceptable to some than trying to talk face to face in a crowded school hallway.The teen dating scene can be awkward and uncomfortable, for teens as well as their parents.Technology has changed the way teens date, and many parents aren't sure how to talk about dating these days.
Still, my daughter says, talking and flirting online really isn’t the same as doing so in person.
As with most parenting issues concerning teens, one of the best things we can do is to talk to our teens about the possible dangers of dating online, experts say.
Though teens think they know everything, they really can be naïve and trusting just when they need to be wary and skeptical.
A teen does not learn how to date in the classroom and most likely has only picked up on some of the basics, like respecting someone’s personal space, at home.
But without experience in a romantic relationship, teens don't know what to expect.
She says that teens she knows often meet online by contacting each other through Facebook and by commenting on each other’s Twitter feeds and Instagram photos. If that person “likes” you back, it’s time for a digital chat.