If you haven’t added your teen on Facebook yet, you really should.It’s like keeping an eye on them while they are in the playground.According to the Iowa State University Extension office, children do not have the social skills to date appropriately before the age of 14.Some parents wait until the age of 15 or 16 to allow dating.After children enter their teen years, parents wait with trepidation as their child starts to show interest in dating.
Facebook is generally a relatively safe place for teens to hang out.
Parents can influence their teen's dating behavior from the onset by establishing clear rules and expectations.
Foremost, you can tell your teen when she can begin 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.