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TeenSafe Update Lets Parents Spy On Children’s Tinder Activity

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A popular parental phone-monitoring service has just released an update that allows parents to track the Tinder activity of their children.

TeenSafe is an app that lets parents keep an eye on the online activity of their children, and the service is now offering parents the ability to find out if their child has a profile on the popular dating app.

In addition, parents using TeenSafe will also be able to view exactly who their child has matched with on the app, as well as who they have liked, “super-liked”, and swiped left on.

Furthermore, adults monitoring their child’s use of Tinder are given full access to the conversations their child is having within the app.

And should the conversation be taken off Tinder, the TeenSafe update gives parents further access to text messages, Kik, WhatsApp, web history and phone logs, including any deleted messages.

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While the intention of the new update is to help children stay safe online – given that young people are often vulnerable when using online dating platforms – the level of intrusion it permits could prove problematic between parents and their children.

Tinder currently allows individuals aged 13 and above to create a profile on the app, but will only match users between the ages of 13 and 17 with people in the same age group.

This age group currently makes up 7% of Tinder’s vast, worldwide user base.

TeenSafe’s co-founder Scott Walker told Mashable: “Parents today are raising the first generation of digital natives.

“Younger and younger kids are getting these devices and don’t know the power these devices have. They get themselves into situations that they often need help with.”

Find out more about TeenSafe here.

Danielle White

Danielle is a Junior Reporter at Global Dating Insights. Originally from Reading, she has studied Multimedia Journalism at Bournemouth University and has a passion for writing and reporting. She enjoys travelling and likes to spend her free time socialising with friends and attending music events.

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