Tinder: An app that is used for hooking-up and dating.
Users can rate profiles and find potential hook-ups via GPS location tracking. The good news is, this app pulls information from user’s Facebook profiles, so it is more authenticated than other apps.
Earlier this year, I decided to give online dating a try and signed up for a free online dating site.
My mom was very supportive and interested in me finding someone, and, unbeknownst to me, created a fake profile to scope out the site.
Her 14-year-old daughter says she didn't know the man messaging her was 29 years old.
"At first he told me he was 16, and I was like 'ok, what school do you go to? "And then he was like 'oh sorry, I'm 18,' and then I was like 'oh.'" Once the girl's parents found out and she fessed up to the whole thing, they told Norman Police.
Problem: It is easy for adults and minors to find one another.
Also, due to the rating system, it is often used for cyber-bullying, because a group of kids can target another kid and purposefully make his/her rating go down. Snapchat: This app allows a user to send photos and videos to anyone on his/her friend list.
A metro mother sends out a warning about a social media site.
However, the “snaps” can easily be recovered and the receiver can take a screen shot and share it with others.
Dear Prudence, For the past few months, my mom has been catfishing a guy online and I don’t know what to do.
The sender can determine how long the receiver can view the image and then the image “destructs” after the allotted time.
Problem: It is the #1 app used for sexting, mostly because people think it is the safer way to sext.