Anybody have a teen that met a "friend" online and now wants to meet in person?
So my daughter (14) met a girl on some website and they have been chatting and texting each other daily for about 6 months now. They want to meet in a public place because they consider each other really good friends. My daughter has been open with me from the beginning and has shown me pics of her. She came to me and asked if I could drive her to a mall to meet her. The problem I am struggling with is she wants to go off and walk around with her by herself. Typical teenager doesn't want her mom to crowd her. But I really feel uneasy doing this because I feel like an overprotective mother. I worry about the worst. She said that her friends mom can call me and we can talk about it BUT i feel that it wouldn't make a difference because I don't know her personally. Please give me advice and opinions on how I should handle this situation.