Many parents don’t realize how important it is to teach your child that dating and sex do not go hand in hand.
Many teens assume that sex is a normal part of dating. Magazines, movies, television, and their friends all give them this message on a regular basis.
But those plans and any semblance of a normal life are for now out the window.
Under court order, he can't access the Internet, go to a mall or linger near a school or playground.
A recent study showed that the greatest fear that a young person has is, that they will never find someone to love and find someone to love them. Probably the biggest problem I deal with is the permissive attitude toward sex in our culture. I see a lot of competition between the girls and guys over who gets to "go out" with who.Don’t just assume your child knows the difference; tell them as often as you can.Make sure to teach your children from an early age the difference between dating and sex. Help your teen understand that dating is about getting to know the other person emotionally, not just physically.His parents say because he has a 15-year-old brother, he can't even live at home any longer. He's been placed on the sex offender registry after a dating app hookup.It began, Zach and his family say, when he went on a racy dating app called "Hot Or Not."He was at his home in Elkhart, Indiana, when he met the girl, who lived across the state line in nearby southern Michigan. She was only 14, and by having sex with her, Zach was committing a crime. He was given a 90-day jail sentence, five years probation and placed on both Indiana and Michigan's sex offender registry for the next 25 years.