This report explores the new contours of friendship in the digital age. For American teens, making friends isn’t just confined to the school yard, playing field or neighborhood – many are making new friends online.It covers the results of a national survey of teens ages 13 to 17; throughout the report, the word “teens” refers to those in that age bracket, unless otherwise specified. Fully 57% of teens ages 13 to 17 have made a new friend online, with 29% of teens indicating that they have made more than five new friends in online venues.52% of boys), while boys are substantially more likely to meet new friends while playing games online (57% vs. The vast majority of teens (95%) spend time with their friends outside of school, in person, at least occasionally.But for most teens, this is not an everyday occurrence.As always, we at loveisrespect are concerned for your safety. Speak to a peer advocate by calling 1-866-331-9474.
We offer a big chat and many online games such as chess, backgammon and our chat games, for instance, our popular quiz chatroom.Go ahead and text your comment or question and we will reply. We can send interactive links and resources for you to access directly from your phone. Turn your text into a talk by asking an advocate for our phone number or using our chat service.If your situation is serious, we recommend calling or chatting first. Loveisrespect Text for Help Services are sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.Chat with a peer advocate by clicking on the “Chat Online Now” button at the top of the page. If you can’t or don’t want to talk to an advocate on the phone, we offer the same support via our live chat service on The live chat (IM-style) is not a public chat room.Whoever wants to chat and talk about all kinds of topics comes here.Since 1996, we have been trying to provide you with a good online community and free chat room.We also provide information about dating abuse to service providers, counselors, teachers and members of law enforcement.Peer advocates can connect you to resources in your area, provide you with helpful websites, help you create a plan to stay safe or just listen to your concerns.After you and your advocate come up with ideas for your situation, the advocate will review them with you and can connect you to a local resource, if you’d like.We receive a variety of questions from teens and 20-somethings all over the country. ” No relationship question is off limits, too crazy or embarrassing.