More than a quarter of children using specialist teen dating apps, some as young as 13, have been contacted by adults online, it can be revealed.
One website marketing itself at 13- to 20-year-olds – – has breached rules governing nudity with posts including: “Do any girls want to post nudes message [sic]” and “Horny girls message me”, an investigation by The Independent has found.
A parent’s job isn’t always easy, though, and if your teen is going to learn about online dating, it’s a better idea for them to get real information from you than it is to go searching online, or to ask their peer group. The ritual of becoming an adult is something every generation goes through, and it’s all part of growing up.
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In its terms and conditions, states its “private messaging system is built to detect a huge range of suspicious sexually explicit keywords...
[to] see if any users are trying to engage in any illegal or inappropriate activity”.
There are sites that cater to every taste and need, from age, to ethnicity, to religion, and even to hobbies and interests you want to share with potential partners.
Not only that, but the culture around online dating has changed, too.