That way, whenever a new app is downloaded by the teen, it will automatically download to the parent's phone as well. Last fall, there was a headline-making case in a Colorado high school where teens used apps to hide a huge sexting ring from parents and school officials.
And an Alabama district attorney, Pamela Casey, posted the video below to warn parents about the Calculator% app.
While such sites need to exercise vigilance—as Skout apparently did—they may also need to cooperate more actively with law enforcement in order to prevent such activity from occurring.
In the end, it may be the case that teen sites that are focused explicitly on dating and sexual relations will continually be magnets for illegal and predatory behavior by adults.
Users then have the option to set reasons why they have blocked, and may also remove blocks on users in future if they wish.
Facebook is generally a relatively safe place for teens to hang out.
Its webpage states, “Life is short, you are busy and people are having fun without you right now.
So start Skouting and find your party, anytime, anywhere.” The site has also been billed as an online flirting site.
Users have the option to report people that are may be acting in an abusing or sexually explicit manner.
Once a user is reported, the case is then followed up by one of the administrators with both of the users to determine what the best solution is.