Half of teens (50%) say they have friended someone on Facebook or another social media site as a way to show romantic interest, while 47% have expressed attraction by liking, commenting on or interacting with that person on social media.Additionally, 55% of teens say they show interest in someone by flirting with them in person.The 2013 national Youth Risk Behavior Survey found approximately 10% of high school students reported physical victimization and 10% reported sexual victimization from a dating partner in the 12 months* before they were surveyed. Teens receive messages about how to behave in relationships from peers, adults in their lives, and the media. Risks of having unhealthy relationships increase for teens who: Dating violence can be prevented when teens, families, organizations, and communities work together to implement effective prevention strategies.All too often these examples suggest that violence in a relationship is normal, but violence is never acceptable. Only 8% of teens say they have met a romantic partner online.For the small share of teen daters who have met a romantic partner over the internet, Facebook was cited more than any other social media site as a way that teens connect with potential partners.
All you can really do is supervise and stay involved in whom they are talking to.
Online datings sites are typically created with intention to encourage hookups, both casual and long term, for adults—not teens.
However, research has found a growing trend in younger people registering for online dating sites.
The personal computer is a commonly used hardware in providing dating service over the Internet. One has to provide his personal information to the given dating service before searching for a partner.
One can search for people on the basis of criteria they set.