As all of us, our children included, start communicating more and more on social media, we run into strangers. Granted, I'm a grownup and have a bit more judgment than a teen when it comes to trusting people online.But our children will be grownups one day, and if they don't have the skills they need to navigate the world of online relationships, they will run into trouble.But online dating sites aren't the only place that that people -- and youth -- meet online.They meet on all sorts of social media sites and platforms. I've met some wonderful people on social media, people who have taught me and supported me and made me laugh, people who have helped me be a better doctor, parent and person.Creating your online dating profile: protect your identity and personal information Be Anonymous - Choose a username that doesn’t let everyone know who you are.Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.
Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.
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