All it takes to become a member is a username, a password and 5 minutes to build a profile.
Users can upload pictures and they can post any information about themselves that they want including how to reach them in the real world.
Teens who agree to meet these predators can be sexually assaulted.
According to the Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, one in three teens will experience some form of physical dating violence in their lives.
Your teen may see these behaviors as a sign that her partner loves her.
Sexual assaults can also occur at parties where sexual abusers take advantage of teens who have been drinking.Teens who attend parties are at an increased risk of consuming a date rape drug, which renders them unconscious long enough to be sexually assaulted.Teens who date begin to form intimate relationships with their peers. When teens aren't properly prepared to have sexual relationships, they run the risk of contracting sexually transmitted infections such as HIV or chlamydia.Strong indicators of physical violence in teen relationships are jealousy, possessiveness and angry behavior from the teen's partner.An abusive partner may try to control how the teen dresses, whom she hangs out with or what activities she participates in.