Dating site for kids under 13
“We want people to be safe,” says Rosette Pambakian, Tinder’s vice president of global communica- tions and branding. In 2012 the meeting app Skout temporarily suspended its under-18 section, which had safeguards similar to Tinder’s, after adult men were accused of raping and sexually assaulting minors in three separate incidents.“If you’re not lying about your age, we’re not showing you 40-year-olds.” Still, teens can easily circum- vent this hurdle by lying about their age on Facebook, which is how Tinder authenticates new users (the minimum age to join Facebook is 13). According to Augusta Nissly, the program coordinator for Family Online Safety Institute, lying is one of the most dangerous things you can do when using dating apps. They allegedly pretended to be under 18 in order to lure their victims.That’s what Alyssa did and how she ended up listed as 18. “If you’re 16 but saying you’re 19, that will put you in an uncomfortable situation should you meet up. Some 18- and 19-year-olds whom Alyssa swiped right on were overtly sexual. (Some popular dating apps, including Hinge and Happn, don’t allow anyone under 18 to join; others like Meet Me and Bumble, on the other hand, do.)Perhaps because of these risks, many teens seem to be cautious.Rachel*, 16, of New York City, lasted just an hour on Tinder.Tinder proved more popular among girls than boys, with one in five female respondents using it compared with 15% of males, according to the poll of 2,000 11 to 17-year-olds and 2,000 parents by Internet security firm Mc Afee.
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At the top of the homepage is a screenshot of a shirtless man and a busty woman in a bikini top embracing in waist-deep water and staring into each other’s eyes with the phrase “Create your fantasy” underneath.
The website is called IMVU, a realistic Sims-like game and social networking virtual world purported to be for kids ages 13 and up.
"These apps also share location-based information and can be used as platforms for grooming and abuse." The researchers found an increasingly relaxed attitude from parents toward the risks posed online despite the fact that the number of children being bullied on the internet has doubled this year - 35% reported that they have experienced cyber-bullying compared with 16% last year.
Four in 10 said they had witnessed others being picked on online - almost double the 22% recorded last year.