For youth to thrive in schools and communities, they need to feel socially, emotionally, and physically safe and supported.
A positive school climate has been associated with decreased depression, suicidal feelings, substance use, and unexcused school absences among LGB students.
Online, don’t feel pressured into doing things that you don’t want to do.
If your love interest keeps asking you to do things that you aren’t comfortable with, and is pressuring you, then stop talking with them.
While it may seem tempting to share things about your life with someone that you really like, it’s important that you don’t give away this personal information, as it could compromise your safety.
If your love interest does anything that you find a little odd, it’s best to trust your instincts, and stop talking with them. If your romantic interest asks you for personal information, pressures you to meet early on, asks you for financial details, or asks you to do things that are inappropriate, these are warning signs, and you should stop communicating with this person.
Dating apps specifically for gay women are limited.
But Exton found that dating apps for lesbians were few and akin to Grindr, a service for gay men that is infamous for flings.Staying safe online is important for everyone, no matter what age.However, for teenagers, safety is even more important.Most lesbian, gay, bisexual, (LGB) youth are happy and thrive during their adolescent years.Having a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students and having caring and accepting parents are especially important.