Online dating dangers for teens

(WXYZ) - Parenting is a full-time job just monitoring what kids do on the internet and social media. 

Teen dating websites are turning out to be trouble because where teens gather online, so do the pedophiles and the people who want to harm them.  Some kids are putting too much their private information online. 

FBI Detroit spokesman David Porter tells 7 Action News, "every hour, there's someone's child who is being approached." 

Porter points out some of the websites cater to "dangerous interplay" including anonymous log ins and live web chat. 

The FBI is not naming specific websites and also says many of the newer sites are in foreign countries and they operate under a different set of rules.  Some encourage 13 year olds to sign up and in Michigan anyone under 16 is a minor. 

Kids can be online on their computer, smart phone and parents know many teens will test the water to see what they can do.

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