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Skout's 'Flirt, Friend, Chat' May Be Fine for Adults, But Not for Kids

Larry Magid | Posted 08.20.2012 | Technology
Larry Magid

There is nothing wrong with services like Skout as long as they're used with appropriate safeguards, and Skout does offer safety tips for meeting people offline. But there have been three reported cases of teenage users being raped by adults -- posing online as teenagers -- who found them on Skout.

Flirting App Bans Minors After Third Child Rape

Posted 06.15.2012 | Technology

In a story that illustrates the real-life risks of meeting strangers through social networking, the popular flirting app Skout has shut down its app f...