Chances are you'll be having a great time and want to chat about their cute smile but if things aren't going well the call will give you an excuse to leave.Refrain from excessive drinking or any other activity that could impair your judgment and lead to poor decision making.Read on for safe dating tips and dating advice for meeting offline locally.Always meet in a populated, public place in an area that you're familiar with such as your favorite busy restaurant."They left this morning and they traveled this way to school, which is their route, and there they are right now," said mom Holly Huebner as she tracked her child. Just making sure he made it somewhere safe."Even major wireless carriers are getting on board.Verizon now offers Family Base that helps parents keep track of changes in a child's cell phone."You can view new contacts that are added so you can monitor your children's friends, you can see what apps they are downloading, how often they are using the apps, which ones they use the most," said Gretchen Whitaker with Verizon Wireless.No harm can come from being over-cautious; you'll both laugh about it later.If your date cares about and respects you they will respect and reciprocate your concerns.
It can be a difficult job for parents of teens with cell phones and social media accounts to monitor their online behavior.If you are made to feel uncomfortable at any time attract the attention of someone around you.Tell a waitress, a security guard, a passerby, a stranger in the bathroom - just attract the attention and support of someone around you – and leave.All the new technology is spurring a debate amongst parents - is using it good parenting or spying on kids?"So many people are talking about the privacy issues," said Rania Mankarious with Houston Crime Stoppers.