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.Alongside graphic profile pictures of children, forums addressing troubling topics can be found on the site, which has been linked to several cases of rape and sexual assault against teenager.[to] see if any users are trying to engage in any illegal or inappropriate activity”.But Claire Lilley, head of online safety at the NSPCC, said the children’s charity is “deeply disturbed that sexual predators could use teen dating apps and websites to target young people.They were setting up a date when he sent a message that shocked her. To enter a bar, however, you usually have to be 21; the age of admission to Tinder is just 13—and Alyssa’s hardly the only teen on the app. Alyssa didn’t meet this man at school or the mall—she met him on Tinder, the location-based dating app that lets you swipe right for “like” and left for “pass.” Once two people swipe right on each other, they’re matched and can send messages and move the interaction from online to IRL.For today’s teens, flirting, dating and establishing romantic — and sexual — connections extends well beyond the halls of their schools.created solely on physical attraction and geographic location.
Alyssa, 17, a high school senior in Miami, was texting a new guy she thought was cute. New York magazine’s The Cut website described the Tinder crowd as “single people who hang out at bars,” and it’s become known for facilitating hookups and last-minute dates among those in their 20s and 30s.
These included a forum asking: “Do You Like To Cut Yourself?
”, which had been live for nearly two months without moderation.
Teen dating, although a natural part of growing up, came with potentially dangerous consequences long before things were complicated by the digital age.
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.