TeenSafe, a service that enables parents to view their kids’ textual content messages, cellphone logs, net historical past, and exercise on quite a lot of apps, was lately up to date to embody Tinder.
According to Mashable the app permits parents to view their youngsters’s Tinder profiles, likes, skips, matches, and conversations. Tinder is a well-liked courting app, typically criticized for selling “hook-up tradition.” Teenagers 13 and up can use the app, in accordance to Tinder’s phrases of service.
Tinder solely reveals underage customers profiles of potential matches in the identical age vary however the app doesn’t stop older customers from faking their age.
TeenSafe already permits parents to monitor messaging apps Kik and WhatsApp, in addition to Instagram. The software program can be utilized and not using a little one’s information.
“Parents and Guardians have a authorized proper to monitor their youngsters underneath the age of 18 in the event that they pay the cellphone invoice,” says TeenSafe. “Each father or mother’s scenario is exclusive and solely a father or mother can determine whether or not to inform their teen of their intent to use TeenSafe. Many parents select to inform their teen that they’re utilizing TeenSafe. This alternative is, nonetheless, totally up to the discretion of the father or mother.”
TeenSafe has been round since 2011 and is utilized by over 1 million parents, according to Mashable. Earlier than including Tinder to its suite of apps that may be monitored, TeenSafe suggested parents to blacklist the app.