When they’re online, teens have the freedom to be whoever they want, which may be a good thing for a shy kid who just doesn’t feel comfortable talking directly to people. One mom I know was distressed to discover that her daughter had created multiple personalities on Tumblr, including one that seemed to invite followers of her blog to send inappropriate photos to her.Some of the girls quoted in the high school newspaper story said they got fed up with using Tinder when boys immediately requested that they send nude photos.It’s no surprise to learn that 81 percent of teens use social media, according to data from The Pew Research Center.
“Parents need to help their teens understand that all is not necessarily as it seems; they need to be extremely careful with what they share online.” Cover image courtesy of Flickr.
This is because that online dating is convenient especially when you do not have time.
Furthermore, some introverted people may feel shaming and embarrassing when they meet someone directly.
It was late fall during my freshman year at college.
My friends and I were piled on my dorm bed, staring at the phone and willing it to ring.