It's not allowed here to go on a date with girls, to meet and talk with them face to face," Akbar says.
Some families get phone earlier for safety reasons, even in elementary school if the child walks home alone or something like that.
A good strategy if you get a phone young is that it doesn't have to be a smartphone, and doesn't even need to have texting.
In an interview, Yousif told investigators that he offered to pay for all expenses, a hotel room and alcohol, police said.
Based on these statements, he was booked on suspicion of child prostitution and transporting or financing the transportation of any minor with the intent that the minor engage in prostitution, police said.
Then talking through what happened next, and discussing how to avoid this in the future or handle it if it happens. The adolescent years are definitely challenging and many parents struggle with these tough conversations. Megan Moreno: I wish there was an easy answer to this one.
One thing we've learned through our research on social media is that approaching topics by talking about what your teen has seen on social media (boys, sex, drugs) can be a less threatening way to open up discussions. This will really depend on the family and their situation.
Did you know: The average entry age of a minor exploited in sex trafficking is just 12-14 years old.
As many as 2.8 million children run away each year in the US.
We have seen that for some teens, getting a Facebook earlier (around age 13-14) and having parents set rules around how it is used can help that teen learn to use it in a safe way. Megan Moreno: I think that a couple concepts can help parents navigate those tricky monitoring approaches.