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Alyssa, 17, a high school senior in Miami, was texting a new guy she thought was cute. They were setting up a date when he sent a message that shocked her. She quickly shut down plans to hang. As a precaution, minors on Tinder can see only other minors. As a result, she saw men as old as
Digital Secretary to question dating apps amid concerns over underage users
Please refresh the page and retry. J eremy Wright, the Digital Secretary, said he would write to Tinder and Grindr asking what measures they have in place to keep children safe, after an investigation claimed they are at risk of exploitation on such apps. Police have investigated more than 30 incidents of child rape since where victims were sexually exploited after evading age checks on dating apps, the Sunday Times said. The newspaper said records obtained through Freedom of Information laws showed 60 further cases of child sex offences via online dating services, including grooming, kidnapping and violent sexual assault.
Three dating apps were removed from Apple and Google stores at the weekend only after a warning from the U. The apps clearly violate laws on child protection, but it has taken FTC action to see them removed from stores. Registration is not possible anymore.