Some adults contacted children through the app and are now facing criminal charges. I cannot believe how many predators are roaming around in our society.
That’s pretty messed up… I don’t know what’s wrong with some people…
We are not living on an island of the honest ones here.
Of course they did. Why cant we all just play nice on the internet?!?!?!?!
There are 2 sides to this case here… One if the app maker letting kids as young as 13 to sign-up.
But what about the parents who gave access to kids to smartphones at such early / young age. There are means to block such apps with screen time or parental apps on Google Play store… They should have restricted access to such apps.
As much as app makers, parents are also equally part of this whole mess up
The same can occur on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram…the whole plethora of social media channels…all you need is an email address and to lie about your DOB to meet the over 13 age requirement…and let’s face it, most kids are more tech savvy than there parents these days to do all of this…
This is something I pretty much always bring up when something technical from the news (such as new laws, stories like this etc) crops up in a conversation…seems to be a given for many (not all) parents that it’s everyone else’s job to ‘safeguard’ their children from the Internet…
This is why its important to teach kids about Internet Safety
Some here need to be taught too!
I beleive it’s partially due to things like this, that make me and @Chiquinho detest social media. I know its part of it for me anyway…
Yeah I can remember lying about my age back in the day to say I was over 18 - I’m in not gonna say which sites I was accessing
I have to sign my kids up on stuff with wrong DOB’s all the time
I am of course very careful in deciding what they are allowed to use
This is kid of messed up and not just because the parents give their kids access to smartphones but also the fact that the app themselves allow young children to sign up for this type of thing. Plus there is hardly any security checks these days. Kids will just register a fake age and that’s it. I use dating apps. I even met my boyfriend on one. (It was a very convenient way to find a person who shares my interest since we both are driven, socially successful people. The article and the subsequent app that I found was really helpful. If you want to find someone who is from the same social class as you check it out: https://datingappsadvice.com/elite-singles-dating-app-review-dating-for-professional-singles.app) But this is still very weird.
Now that this thread got brought back to the top of my feed, I’m mad all over again
When I was young, I said I was 18 from the age of 16 so I could get served beer in the pub.
I am always young.
They serve me beer even I am retired.
Being tall from a young age helped me get served in bar from 14
Thats the reason why all small ones are trying to get tall!
I haven’t grown much since I was fourteen, I was about six feet tall then and looked like a walking mountain next to everyone my age.