The prospect of your teen starting to date is naturally unnerving. It's easy to fear your child getting hurt, getting in over their head, being manipulated or heartbroken , and especially, growing up and leaving the nest. But as uncomfortable or scary as it may feel to consider your child with a romantic life, remember that this is a normal, healthy, and necessary part of any young adult's emotional development. But what exactly does teen dating even look like these days? The general idea may be the same as it's always been, but the way teens date has changed quite a bit from just a decade or so ago. Clearly, the explosion of social media and ever-present cellphones are two of the biggest influences on the changing world of teen dating—kids don't even need to leave their bedrooms to "hang out.
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Unless you're single, you might not be familiar with dating apps such as Tinder, where users can quickly swipe through prospective dates. But it's likely your teen knows all about these apps -- even though they're mostly designed for adults. According to the company's own estimates, about seven percent of Tinder's users are age 13 to Although adults use these apps both for casual hookups and for scouting out more long-term relationships, they're risky for teens.
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As most of you all know, Discord is quite a useful tool for gamer to communicate with their friends or teammates while playing games. Apart from just being a voice communication tool, Discord has now become more of a social app where you get to meet new people online and interact with them via voice or text messages. Initially, Discord was pitched as a tool for gamer, but over the years, it has managed to attract a lot of people other than just gamer.
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