There was no way I could leave the room: What if he called and I wasn’t there to answer the phone? Dorm rooms didn’t come with answering machines and the development of voice mail was light years away.My budding romance depended on whether I heard the shrill ring of an old-fashioned land-line phone. The social lives of today’s teens don’t revolve around waiting for their phones to ring.According to that story, “students initiate relationships online to meet new people, avoid stressful in-person meetings and hide their dating lives from their parents.” That’s certainly the case for some kids, according to my 17-year-old.When setting up for a live video stream of a rehearsal for Spencer Kane's summer tour in the studio at Remedy Live in Fort Wayne, Indiana, he and I took a break to talk to the Director of Operations there.Don seemed nice enough, but he was not on a good path.The terminology, “Teenage Dating Violence” is frequently used by law enforcing authorities, psychologists, child protection services and community services alike.Match is strictly for teens aged 18 and 19 (as well as young adults, millennials, and seniors, among others).Once you verify your age and email, you can finish filling out your profile, specify what you’re looking for in a friend, date, or partner, browse through members, receive matches, and send virtual winks and likes.
Understanding the software engine that drives social media is one thing, but understanding the psychology behind the culture that is redefining traditional terms and practices I've always known as normal teen behavior of the past, that's a challenge.
The simplest approach to avoid this problem is to continue to use the Facebook app but not use the in-app browser.