Online dating site for teens
Most of us probably had never heard of this term until Manti Te’o’s experience was splashed all over the news.We’ve also probably wondered how he could possibly have become a victim of such a hoax. It’s important for all of us—tweens, teens and adults alike—to remember that anyone can pretend to be someone they’re not on the internet, be it while in chatrooms, on social networking sites, playing video games or exploring dating sites.As a result of their constant online presence and interactions, they are at risk for being preyed upon by online predators, identity theft, scams, online fraud, phishing and the latest risk—catfishing.Manti Te’o, a 22 year old Notre Dame football player was the victim of this new brand of online fraud, known as catfishing. It’s a person who creates a false ID on the Internet in the hopes of luring another person into a romantic relationship.
No one wants to end up wishing, “if only I had checked that person out.” Catfish and predators groom their victims.If they’re exposed to an imposter in a catfishing scam, they may get their heart broken because they’ve fallen head over heels for someone who’s not real or the person they thought they were.According to there are 83 Million Fake Facebook Accounts!There are many positives about social networking and using the Internet, but security risks and online safety concerns also come with this new way of socializing.Many teens seem to be connected to their peers almost 24/7.