Many of these apps do not require you to provide legitimate verification of your age or personal information.
The younger generation now has easy access to meeting complete strangers through simple apps such as these. 20 million people are using these dating sites and apps, which is more than double the number five years ago.
This is especially common among teenagers throughout the country.
The law has not caught up to the ease at which sexting is done.
It used to require setting up elaborate and detailed accounts through or one of the few other reputable websites.
Unfortunately, teens under the age of 18 who are “sexting” one another are committing a criminal offense of child pornography.
Clearly, if their response is that they are 17 or younger, you should end all communication immediately.
If a minor disguises himself or herself as an adult, you are not completely off the hook.
Simply using the Internet to meet up with a minor could be enough to warrant a felony charge.
However, if you ask the other person his or her age, you can avoid the situation altogether.