I'm 14 and my boyfriend is 16 turning 17 we want to continue to date but I'm scared he could be affected by this decision. My mother aproves of us but I am still worried about if this is illegal or not.
Dating is not illegal.
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As long as dating means being good friends and there's no sexual activity of any kind including sexting then you're fine.
Dating is ok but no sex until you are both 17.
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Dating is legal.
Sending or taking sexual photos and text messages of a sexual nature are not.
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