Emma Roberston, co-founder of online safety charity Digital Awareness UK, advises parents about the potential risks of increasingly popular teen dating apps.
Just like adults, teens have been using social media and messaging apps to build romantic connections online for some time now.
It may be an uncomfortable reality for parents to accept, but as technology evolves to introduce increasingly innovative ways to bring people together, online teen dating has become a thing.
And off the back of this trend a number of apps, which our young people refer to as ‘teen dating apps’, are thriving.
Often positioned as ‘places to make new friends’, we’re learning that these apps have become increasingly popular among young people since the start of the pandemic. And as an online safety organisation, Digital Awareness UK is always keen to explore the benefits and challenges of trends like these.