I’m playing devil’s advocate here, and it’s very possible that many people think Facebook has all the same dangers that any other digital community does.

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By segmenting them away from its older users, Skout thought it was taking the necessary precautions. According to The New York Times, men were allegedly posing as teenagers to connect with minors via Skout.

“In one case, a 15-year-old Ohio girl said she had been raped by a 37-year-old man,” says the NY Times.

How Skout didn’t fall into this category is beyond me.

Here’s an app called Speed Flirt that looks fairly similar to Skout — actually, it looks tamer — that doesn’t allow minors.

“In the second, a 24-year-old man has been accused of raping a 12-year-old girl in Escondido, Calif.

In the third, a 21-year-old man from Waukesha, Wis., is facing charges that he sexually assaulted a 13-year-old boy.” As a result, Skout founder and CEO Christian Wiklund says it will no longer be available to anyone under 18.

“In recent weeks, we’ve learned of several incidents involving a few bad actions trying to take advantage of some of our younger members. We know how much Skout means to our teen community, and, at Skout, our community means everything to us.

For now, we believe that there’s only one thing we can do: until we can design better protections, we are temporarily shutting down the under-18 community.” Our online guards have been progressively lowered as a result of social networking sites.

With 10 million users worldwide and a million messages sent daily, you won't run out of things to do in Skout. Once you sign in either with your Facebook, Gmail, or new account, only a few fields are mandatory.

Even though your profile is still incomplete, you can start finding other members and chatting with them.

I was told that according to i Tunes and the App Store’s policy, dating apps have to require users be over 18 years old, the age limit Singles Around Me imposes.