Teen online dating
Concerns about teen online dating
We had internet safety features in place for our 14 year old daughter. She was not permitted to set up a Facebook page. She had a friend set up a page for her and ultimately, began a teen online dating relationship with a 17-year old boy out of state who picked her up on Facebook.
We discovered the relationship a year ago, took away her internet privileges and restricted phone usage. Our daughter is using friends to stay in contact with the boy, who is a high school drop out.
Because we did not approve of this teen online dating relationship, our daughter has become depressed and now, we have her in counseling. The counselor has actually suggested that we allow contact with the boy to alleviate her depression.
We don't agree with this. She met the boy because she broke the rules. What should we do——hold strong or give in to this?