A dating contract can also help your teen establish a healthy relationship and it can prevent problems, like unplanned pregnancy or STDs.
There is no way around it; your teenager is going to want to date.
In light of this, we would suggest that boys and girls under the age of seventeen should not be allowed to go out on one-on-one dates.
There are simply too many dangers associated with this kind of activity.
While you will likely want to create your own contract with your teen that outlines your rules and expectations, here's an example of what you might want to include: I know being allowed to go out on dates is a privilege.
I respect that my parents love me and want to keep me safe.