Understanding and listening to their perspective might help you express your concerns.
If your child continues dating online, it’s important to have ongoing conversations with them about their use of dating sites to ensure they aren’t exposing themselves to harm.
The opportunity to meet and flirt with people outside their immediate social circle can be hugely exciting to a young person, particularly at a time where they are exploring their understanding of sex and relationships.
It’s also not as awkward to flirt with people online as it is in school corridors!
Make sure your child also knows how and when to report – you can find more information on this here.