This is much safer and it’s a better way to build a friendship and possibly a relationship over time.
Sexual communication with a child is a criminal offence.
It’s much harder for your child to think critically about someone if they’re inundated with ‘likes’ or compliments about how sexy or talented they are.
Offenders use this as a way to exert control over a child, often becoming very nasty if a child doesn’t do what they say.
If you find out that your child has been using online dating services, remain calm and try not to get angry with them.