Grindr: Enforce your age restrictions to protect young people!

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Grindr: Enforce your age restrictions to protect young people!

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Daniel Browne started this petition to Grindr (Grindr) and
Grindr is a phone app that enables gay and bisexual men to meet others for sexual purposes. Grindr's terms and conditions state that only people aged 18 and over can use their app. However, it is a rule that isn't enforced. I work with young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and recently discovered that two individuals from my youth group are Grindr users. One of them is a 15 year old transgender young person who has been meeting older men for sex, which has been organised via Grindr. The second individual is a 15 year old gay male who has been doing the same. Both individuals have presented themselves as been at least 18 years old. This creates a very dangerous situation. All the underage people have to do is put their age as at least 18 years old and they are then free to use Grindr. There are no checks done to ensure that app users are of a legal age. This leads to vulnerable young people ending up in dangerous situations where they meet older men for sex; something that is illegal. After conducting some research it has been discovered that Grindr do not have a legal responsibility to enforce the age restrictions. However, this petition calls on Grindr to enforce the age restrictions as part of a moral responsibility. Their app is helping to facilitate illegal activities, and by enforcing the age restriction rule they will be protecting underage people from being abused or engaging in activities that are illegal. It is hoped that this petition will encourage Grindr to rethink their approach to age restrictions and implement something that keeps everyone safe. If you care about the welfare of young people, please sign this petition and help to get Grindr to listen to these concerns.

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