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.Of those who have met a partner online, the majority met on social media sites, and the bulk of them met on Facebook.While most teen romantic relationships do not start online, technology is a major vehicle for flirting and expressing interest in a potential partner.
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.
Then i started going out every Friday or saturday night and talking to girls..
(depending how you look and dress) i went through a stage where i thought i'd never have a girlfriend.
[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.