Dating for under 16s
No consistent association was found between DRV and age, spending money per week, educational attainment or meeting partners online.Under-18s can verify their ages on Tinder using Facebook accounts that quote false dates of birth.Facebook raised its minimum age from 13 to 18 last year after criticism from safety campaigners. Dating apps including Tinder and Grindr must do significantly more to prevent children from signing up, the government and charities have warned.
The apps are age-restricted and for people aged 18 and over, but the authors of the government’s internet safety strategy green paper, published today, say the rules are not enforced.
The Scottish age of majority was originally 21 until reduced to 18 by the Age of Majority (Scotland) Act 1969.
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