Nearly a third of teenage girls have met people offline after becoming online friends, according to a new study. In many cases the identity of that online character was not fully confirmed before the teens set up a real-life meet-up. In addition, one in 10 experienced some form of exploitation — ranging from creepy sexual advances to rape — during that offline interaction.
There are tons of horror stories about teens being lured off the Internet and into compromising positions by pedophiles and sex traffickers. Unfortunately these types of stories are not merely urban legends. They really happen and Internet savvy teens are at the greatest risk.
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Coming out of the closet as lesbian or bisexual is one thing, but where do you meet other lesbian or bi teens for friendship or dating? Even if you live in a rural area or are not out to your parentsyou can still meet other lesbian and bi teens. The best place to meet other LGBT teens in a safe environment is at your school.
For Debra Spark, taking her then year-old son to meet a year-old online friend in a different state was something she never thought she would do. Spark, a professor at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, described her reluctance and ultimate acquiescence:. It makes you want to lock them up in a padded room until they are
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