To ensure your teen is safe, discuss the dangers of selecting a narrow location base on Tinder i.e. Remind children not to share images of themselves that give away information about where they live or the places they hang out.
Online Predators With most social networks there are risks of online predators and Tinder is no different.
When you set up a profile, Tinder automatically takes information based on your Facebook profile, including photos, date of birth and sex.
Speak to your kids about this and make sure they know what to do if they experience something with which they are not comfortable.
Inappropriate Content The messaging function in the app allows users to chat, send photos or videos once they have matched.
Tinder is a FREE dating app that you can download for your phone, desktop and tablet.
The app has two separate communities – one for 18 and one for younger teens aged 13-17.
It is a good idea to limit the amount of information you share on your profile or in one-on-one chats to ensure you avoid any potential risks.
Unlike some Facebook apps, you’ll see when signing up, Tinder does not post to Facebook.Location Sharing Tinder uses GPS/location technology to match users who are near to each other.The use of location technology can make it easy for other users to work out exactly where you are located.Young people need to remember that it’s very easy to copy digital photos, even from within private messaging conversations.Young users may also come across content that upsets them.Users over 18 can see only other users who are also over 18.