Even before the page has fully loaded, the popular Facebook group "Teen Dating and Flirting" looks like a something straight out of some parental nightmare.
It has the full teen trifecta -- sexting, cyberbullying and strangers -- in one unmoderated public forum that anyone, of any age, can access.
A young man posted screenshots of a text message conversation with his girlfriend, who he had met through the teen dating group, where she stated that an older user said he wanted to get her pregnant (right)On Teen Dating And More, which is a closed group with more than 2,200 members that FEMAIL joined, a fresh-faced boy claimed he wanted a 'girl to f*** so bad', while another member urged people to post their Snapchat IDs.Half of this group (representing 12% of all teens with dating experience, or 4% of all American teens) have met just one romantic partner online, while the other half have met more than one partner online. And so she told him that it was the wrong address because he asked her. Boys and girls are equally likely to friend a potential partner on another friend’s recommendation.Among teens with dating experience, boys and girls are equally likely to say they have met someone online, and younger and older teens are equally likely to have experienced this as well. Teens also avail themselves of the search capacities of the internet to connect to more information about romantic prospects.Using a fake profile, supposedly belonging to a 16-year-old, FEMAIL joined 10 teen dating groups on Facebook.A girl of 14 posted this selfie on the Teens Dating 17 100 group, which is public meaning that anyone, regardless of their age, is free to join and post But with many apparently set up by teenagers themselves, who act as admins to weed out bullying, there is no guarantee that they are performing thorough checks to ensure anyone who joins is actually within that age bracket.One of the girls forward the Westerville South High School's video to at least 30 other people.