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(Metro)   Children are at risk of grooming via Tinder and Grindr, leading one to wonder--WHO THE HELL LETS THEIR KIDS GET ON DATING SITES?   (metro.co.uk) divider line
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2019-02-10 12:08:03 PM  
The youngest victim was eight years old, the paper said.

Look, maybe your kid doesn't need unsupervised access to a mobile device at 8 years old.
 
2019-02-10 12:40:52 PM  
I didn't realize Grindr had a Switch app
 
2019-02-10 12:49:20 PM  
yeah dont they know grooming is that weird uncles job ?
Sans weird Uncle That old creeper down the road needs the work.
 
2019-02-10 01:12:07 PM  
godamn I am so scared for kids today..the "information age" has made things exponentially worse as far as giving predators and opportunity to harm children is concerned.
 
2019-02-10 02:13:35 PM  
CSB

My now ex-wife's daughter was 15 when a college student we knew spotted her on Tindr claiming she was of age.  This is shortly after it was revealed she had been in a sexual relationship with a man in his 20s when she was 13/14.

I don't know if she actually tried to date anyone or was curious.

/at one point we had locked up all our knives and put a deadbolt on our bedroom door because of the psychotic episodes she was having when she was being raped.  She spent 2 weeks in a hospital and then lived with grandparents for 2.5 years.  She became a parent at 18 so my ex-wife is a 41 year old grandma.
 
2019-02-10 02:20:53 PM  
The google play store?
 
2019-02-10 02:22:01 PM  
CSB
My father has been a machinist for the better part of 40 years.

In the late 90s my step mother surprised him with vanity plates for his truck.

GRINDR

When he found out the new meaning of his plates, he parked the truck at the far end of his property and moved on.
 
2019-02-10 02:22:38 PM  

weddingsinger: CSB


That... is not a cool story.
 
2019-02-10 02:22:59 PM  

weddingsinger: CSB

My now ex-wife's daughter was 15 when a college student we knew spotted her on Tindr claiming she was of age.  This is shortly after it was revealed she had been in a sexual relationship with a man in his 20s when she was 13/14.

I don't know if she actually tried to date anyone or was curious.

/at one point we had locked up all our knives and put a deadbolt on our bedroom door because of the psychotic episodes she was having when she was being raped.  She spent 2 weeks in a hospital and then lived with grandparents for 2.5 years.  She became a parent at 18 so my ex-wife is a 41 year old grandma.


Yikes.

I got strong flashbacks to my younger sister reading that story. I'm glad you don't have that in your house anymore.
 
2019-02-10 02:26:06 PM  
As the father of a 7-year-old, WUT?
 
2019-02-10 02:28:50 PM  

weddingsinger: CSB

Proceeds to tell a horrific story that is in no way "cool"


Are you some sort of sociopath? How can you not recognize the awfulness of this story?
 
2019-02-10 02:31:27 PM  
I thought the entire point of prep schools was grooming for the Ivy League.
 
2019-02-10 02:32:06 PM  

Fubar3d: weddingsinger: CSB

Proceeds to tell a horrific story that is in no way "cool"

Are you some sort of sociopath? How can you not recognize the awfulness of this story?


The C could stand for creepy.
 
2019-02-10 02:33:04 PM  
That's cute, subby.  You think most parents actually know what their kids are doing on their mobile devices?  The parents are just happy their kids aren't bothering them while they're checking their own social media pages
 
2019-02-10 02:34:05 PM  

Kirablue42: godamn I am so scared for kids today..the "information age" has made things exponentially worse as far as giving predators and opportunity to harm children is concerned.


They used to hang out at the park and have their pick of the kids running around. Now all the kids stay home and they have spend their time online trying to trick them. I think it might be the opposite, it's just that we are finally hearing about it.
 
2019-02-10 02:36:47 PM  

ceejayoz: weddingsinger: CSB

That... is not a cool story.


Fubar3d: Are you some sort of sociopath? How can you not recognize the awfulness of this story?


Trust me, I know... I 5+ years later and just 2 weeks ago I got some strong emotions triggered by a sh*tty air freshener in the ex's car, taking me back to that period.

/I had a hidden pocket recorder on myself at all times to try and catch some of her behavior for the doctors.
//we had an emergency plan where one parent puts the 2 little ones into the locked bedroom and the other stays with the troubled teen and gets a nurse on the phone to establish a history in case things got even worse
///I used to email updates of what happened to my brother and my best friends so that if something happened, someone out of the house knew what was happening.
 
2019-02-10 02:39:04 PM  

koder: The youngest victim was eight years old, the paper said.

Look, maybe your kid doesn't need unsupervised access to a mobile device at 8 years old.


It's possible that eight-year-old was being pimped out by an adult.
 
2019-02-10 02:39:43 PM  
Holy crap.  If you are squeamish do not click on article in page about guy slashed with a belt.  Sorry for the sidebar, but that is not a minor slash.
 
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2019-02-10 02:39:51 PM  

DrBrownCow: That's cute, subby.  You think most parents actually know what their kids are doing on their mobile devices?  The parents are just happy their kids aren't bothering them while they're checking their own social media pages


THIS.  And until recently, our Silicon Valley overlords haven't been too worried about giving parents effective tools for monitoring activity.
 
2019-02-10 02:40:06 PM  
If you are a parent and you allow your kid a smartphone before age 10, you're a dumbass. If you allow your kid a non locked down smartphone that can take pictures before they're 16, you're a dumbass and are risking your kid going to jail.

You can parent to the best of your ability and have a honor roll student. S/he will STILL do something incredibly stupid with their phone.
 
2019-02-10 02:43:12 PM  

DrBrownCow: That's cute, subby.  You think most parents actually know what their kids are doing on their mobile devices?  The parents are just happy their kids aren't bothering them while they're checking their own social media pages


Locking down a phone or device, especially an android device, is really easy and it can and will tell you everything they did on the device.
 
2019-02-10 02:44:13 PM  

weddingsinger: /at one point we had locked up all our knives and put a deadbolt on our bedroom door because of the psychotic episodes she was having when she was being raped.


Wouldn't it have been a little kinder to stop the raping, rather than just locking her in while it was happening?
 
2019-02-10 02:46:04 PM  
If I could meet a hot chick when I was 8 I probably would
 
2019-02-10 02:46:06 PM  
It takes a village to raise a child.  And by "a village" I mean "a lynch mob for any bastard trying to fark that child."
 
2019-02-10 02:46:59 PM  

koder: The youngest victim was eight years old, the paper said.

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2019-02-10 02:48:00 PM  
It's easier these days, but this has been going on since the internet became a household thing. Back in 95 or 96 a buddy of mine had a 13y/o step sister who was going into chatrooms claiming to be 18 and would meet guys at the end of their street for dates without her parents knowledge.

They quickly cancelled their internet service after learning this. Kids are dumb, don't trust them.
 
2019-02-10 02:49:56 PM  

Kirablue42: godamn I am so scared for kids today..the "information age" has made things exponentially worse as far as giving predators and opportunity to harm children is concerned.


I figured that this article is more of the "Internet is scary; give up your rights so you can be 'safe'" thing.

/ not that I doubt that something like this has happened; I doubt that it's prevalent
 
2019-02-10 02:50:20 PM  
I have full root access to my daughters phone...  I have access to know every app install, e-mail, text she has ever sent or installed.  Still scares me to death!
 
2019-02-10 02:50:59 PM  
Morons who buy their 8 y.o. an iPhone.
 
2019-02-10 02:52:09 PM  

Begoggle: If I could meet a hot chick when I was 8 I probably would


I did meet hot chicks when I was 8.  There was this one girl, Clarissa, she explained it all to me, man.  Then this other chick, April,  she was like a news reporter because she brought me up to date.  And finally, this blonde I used to play video games with was just a Peach.
 
2019-02-10 02:53:37 PM  

iheartscotch: Kirablue42: godamn I am so scared for kids today..the "information age" has made things exponentially worse as far as giving predators and opportunity to harm children is concerned.

I figured that this article is more of the "Internet is scary; give up your rights so you can be 'safe'" thing.

/ not that I doubt that something like this has happened; I doubt that it's prevalent


I friend told me he has flagged 8 profiles on grindr for being too young.  Don't know if that is true, but if it is, it is just scary!
 
2019-02-10 02:55:07 PM  

weddingsinger: CSB

My now ex-wife's daughter was 15 when a college student we knew spotted her on Tindr claiming she was of age.  This is shortly after it was revealed she had been in a sexual relationship with a man in his 20s when she was 13/14.

I don't know if she actually tried to date anyone or was curious.

/at one point we had locked up all our knives and put a deadbolt on our bedroom door because of the psychotic episodes she was having when she was being raped.  She spent 2 weeks in a hospital and then lived with grandparents for 2.5 years.  She became a parent at 18 so my ex-wife is a 41 year old grandma.


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2019-02-10 02:55:58 PM  

Fubar3d: weddingsinger: CSB

Proceeds to tell a horrific story that is in no way "cool"

Are you some sort of sociopath? How can you not recognize the awfulness of this story?


You are aware that "CSB/Cool Story Bro" is just internet shorthand for "Personal Anecdote", right?  They're not actually saying something in it is cool.
 
2019-02-10 03:04:32 PM  

orbister: weddingsinger: /at one point we had locked up all our knives and put a deadbolt on our bedroom door because of the psychotic episodes she was having when she was being raped.

Wouldn't it have been a little kinder to stop the raping, rather than just locking her in while it was happening?


Sorry that sentence was so poorly organized...

We later learned that during the same time period (months) where she had breaks or episodes, she was also in a "relationship" with a guy in his 20s.  Also, we didn't lock her in, a parent took the two little kids into a locked room to keep them safe while the other parent stayed with (teen girl) so she didn't hurt herself.
 
2019-02-10 03:05:16 PM  

weddingsinger: CSB

My now ex-wife's daughter was 15 when a college student we knew spotted her on Tindr claiming she was of age.  This is shortly after it was revealed she had been in a sexual relationship with a man in his 20s when she was 13/14.

I don't know if she actually tried to date anyone or was curious.

/at one point we had locked up all our knives and put a deadbolt on our bedroom door because of the psychotic episodes she was having when she was being raped.  She spent 2 weeks in a hospital and then lived with grandparents for 2.5 years.  She became a parent at 18 so my ex-wife is a 41 year old grandma.


How is that a CSB?
 
2019-02-10 03:05:18 PM  
click baiters?

/gotta generate hit making content somehow
 
2019-02-10 03:06:59 PM  

GodComplex: It's easier these days, but this has been going on since the internet became a household thing


The party lines were before that
 
2019-02-10 03:08:13 PM  

TheSwizz: CSB
My father has been a machinist for the better part of 40 years.

In the late 90s my step mother surprised him with vanity plates for his truck.

GRINDR

When he found out the new meaning of his plates, he parked the truck at the far end of his property and moved on.


i.redd.itView Full Size
 
2019-02-10 03:08:21 PM  

Kirablue42: godamn I am so scared for kids today..the "information age" has made things exponentially worse as far as giving predators and opportunity to harm children is concerned.


If it makes you feel better crimes against children of this kind have never been so rare.
 
2019-02-10 03:11:46 PM  

dkulprit: Locking down a phone or device, especially an android device, is really easy and it can and will tell you everything they did on the device.


Didn't say it was hard.  Contributing a few percent to a 401(k) isn't hard, and neither is reading the terms of a mortgage contract.
 
2019-02-10 03:11:47 PM  
For my neices 9th birthday she got a smartphone. She got in trouble and they "grounded" her from the phone. Her mom caught her with another phone. When asked where she got it she said her boyfriend gave it to her so they could text/talk while her "family" phone was taken away. Turns out her boyfriend (who is 10) has an older brother (16) that fixes and resells phone in his spare time and has been supplying them to other kids in their school to use when they get grounded from their "family" phones. Terrifying.
 
2019-02-10 03:12:29 PM  

browniepoints999: Kirablue42: godamn I am so scared for kids today..the "information age" has made things exponentially worse as far as giving predators and opportunity to harm children is concerned.

If it makes you feel better crimes against children of this kind have never been so rare.


But fear of them is waaaaaaay up.

Back when Albert Fish was out there having kids spank him with a paint brush, ya really,  in between murders,  people think it was just sunshine a lolipops and no one ever locked their doors.

These days you can unlock your door and let it open statistically much safer, but everyone's all hopped up on true crime and thinks they live in a gottdam slasher movie.
 
2019-02-10 03:13:26 PM  
I won't even let myself on those sites and I watch free porn. Hey, a man has to have some limits.
 
2019-02-10 03:16:24 PM  
* modem chirps *

ASL?
 
2019-02-10 03:17:56 PM  

WoolyManwich: For my neices 9th birthday she got a smartphone. She got in trouble and they "grounded" her from the phone. Her mom caught her with another phone. When asked where she got it she said her boyfriend gave it to her so they could text/talk while her "family" phone was taken away. Turns out her boyfriend (who is 10) has an older brother (16) that fixes and resells phone in his spare time and has been supplying them to other kids in their school to use when they get grounded from their "family" phones. Terrifying.


Not surprising at all.

I kept spare game console cables when I was a kid.  My dad thought that taking the cables from me was a punishment because I'd see the console but couldn't use it.  I'd get grounded, wait an hour, set everything back up, and never had to bother disconnecting any of it....he'd just hand me back the cables when I was done being grounded and I'd put them in the closet.
 
2019-02-10 03:18:36 PM  

groppet: Fubar3d: weddingsinger: CSB

Proceeds to tell a horrific story that is in no way "cool"

Are you some sort of sociopath? How can you not recognize the awfulness of this story?

The C could stand for creepy.


The B could stand for Buddy.
 
2019-02-10 03:19:35 PM  

cloudofdust: koder: The youngest victim was eight years old, the paper said.

Look, maybe your kid doesn't need unsupervised access to a mobile device at 8 years old.

It's possible that eight-year-old was being pimped out by an adult.


I didn't even think of that. God damn it. I've got my own little 9 year old daughter. I just can't imagine anyone being monstrous enough to harm their own child like that.
 
2019-02-10 03:20:59 PM  

meanmutton: cloudofdust: koder: The youngest victim was eight years old, the paper said.

Look, maybe your kid doesn't need unsupervised access to a mobile device at 8 years old.

It's possible that eight-year-old was being pimped out by an adult.

I didn't even think of that. God damn it. I've got my own little 9 year old daughter. I just can't imagine anyone being monstrous enough to harm their own child like that.


I can.  I once met a dope whore who bragged about how her mom tricked her out when she was 9 and taught her to cook dope when she was 11.
 
2019-02-10 03:22:47 PM  
I'm a smart six year old.

How about you?

The last guy I met from online proved not to be an eight year girl at all, but a fat fugly 48 year old. So we rolled him for his watch and credit cards and left him for dead.

This has been a moral fable, brought to you by After School Moralizing Productions Inc.

Had it been real Fake News, Donald Trump would have come out of it badly.
 
2019-02-10 03:23:33 PM  

doglover: browniepoints999: Kirablue42: godamn I am so scared for kids today..the "information age" has made things exponentially worse as far as giving predators and opportunity to harm children is concerned.

If it makes you feel better crimes against children of this kind have never been so rare.

But fear of them is waaaaaaay up.

Back when Albert Fish was out there having kids spank him with a paint brush, ya really,  in between murders,  people think it was just sunshine a lolipops and no one ever locked their doors.

These days you can unlock your door and let it open statistically much safer, but everyone's all hopped up on true crime and thinks they live in a gottdam slasher movie.


Yeah, these days Albert Fish probably would have immediately run into some undercover cop online and gotten arrested, then marked as a sex offender the rest of his life and no one would let him near kids from that point forward.

I mean, people do get caught up in these systems that don't deserve to be, but it also does keep some very dangerous people from hurting kids.
 
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