Dangers of facebook dating
In 2015, one in 10 single Australians aged 18-24 were using it, according to Roy Morgan Research.
Dr Rosewarne says because hook-up apps are such a common way of meeting people, the chances are therefore very high that victims or perpetrators of crimes will have used them.
The murder trial of Gable Tostee received media attention around the world, with many stories focussing on the fact that he and Warriena Wright met on Tinder before she fell to her death from his apartment balcony on the Gold Coast in 2014.
The question is whether headlines like this one from the New York Post — — reflect legitimate safety concerns, or whether dating apps are just another means of meeting strangers, no different to a bar or a club.
1) DO: Choose your image wisely Your photo will make or break your chances at netting a good match.
Chlamydia is the most commonly reported STD in the U. This is when I aged myself from fourteen to fifteen. While I’m waiting, I take to Facebook to ask parents what their concerns are.
The first result was “Spotafriend”, a Tinder alternative for teens, and the second was called “Hook up Now”. The majority amongst the others were mostly chat apps, with the exception of “spin the bottle” and “Asian flirt & hookup”. According to the company’s Linked In page: “Meet teens near you with Spotafriend, the Tinder alternative for people ages 13-19……and swipe right to accept. Teens today are way more open to different lifestyles and cultures. 19-year-old’s are men and have no business mingling with 13-year-old girls and vice versa.
Because “Spotafriend” was in the top spot, I downloaded it and began to login with my personal Facebook account. Well, this very high tech safe guard sequence was literally me, taking a selfie, holding up three fingers. I’m a 42 year old woman; who is not supposed to be using this app, according to their disclaimer. It’s hard to meet new friends when you’re stuck in school with the same people all day, year after year. And isn’t it up to their parents to expose them to different cultures and lifestyles? Given the fact that kids are in fact having sex younger these days, this combination has danger written all over it. I have to say that at first glance, most photos are relatively innocent looking and very selfie-ish and very few teens bother to write anything about themselves in the description. Do I initiate contact with one of these kids, for the purpose of journalism or just delete the app? I go back to Google and find some pre-press for this app from earlier this year. Built for i Phone, Spotafriend has a security feature to block adults and predators….” Secure my ass! Clearly there is no real safe guard, age restriction or parental control within this app, which frightens me.
It takes out the awkwardness of forced conversations and thousands of pounds worth of lukewarm drinks bought out of desperation, condensing the dating experience into a straightforward and manageable set of choices.
Swipe right to form a bond of everlasting companionship (should they agree that is) or left to condemn the hopeful love seeker to a world of bitter loneliness.
Office of the Children's e Safety Commissioner (OCEC) senior education adviser Kellie Britnell said it was not uncommon for child pictures posted online, fully clothed or otherwise, to end up in the online hands of paedophiles."When our prohibited online content team that deals with child sexual abuse material goes searching for a URL they are given, they know that some of those images have been taken directly from social media sites," she said."The kids don't necessarily have to be naked, but put them in a library with a whole lot of other images …