Teen and dating


Internet predators are adults who post as teenagers on the Internet and gain the trust of teens they have contact with.

These people are often sexual offenders, and they promise your teen gifts, parties and other incentives to get together.

Dating Tip 1: Take Your Time Some teens date, some don’t.

“Girls need to feel good about themselves before they start to date,” says Charles Wibbelsman, MD, chief of adolescent medicine at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco.

Others regard teen dating as a natural part of the maturation process—an activity not without its risks but not a threat to the teen's health and safety.