Users over 18 can see only other users who are also over 18.
Tinder identifies age based on the date of birth given on 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 users should be aware of the risks of sharing images/video online.
It’s easy to be lulled into a false sense of security when messages are private.
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.
The app currently has around 10 million daily users and is becoming very popular with teens.
By default, the app is only visible to you on Facebook.
If you are unsure about app settings, simply go to your profile settings on Facebook, click on app settings and select the Tinder app.
A person 18 years or older cannot see Tinder profiles of users aged 17 and under.
Similarily teens can view only profiles within the 13-17 age group.
It is a good idea to speak to your child about the risk of speaking to people he/she doesn’t know online and to caution your child about meeting someone met online in person.