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MEETME

WHAT IS IT?

Meetme is a dating social media app that allows users to connect with people based on geographic proximity. App users are encouraged to meet in person.  This app has been around since 2005, but until June 2012 it was called “My Yearbook.

WHY DO KIDS USE IT?

The site touts itself as a place “where new friends meet,” but it has a heavy emphasis on dating complete strangers. Users can find other users within a few miles of where they live.

RISKS

Sexual - HIGH

Violence - HIGH

Bullying - HIGH

Suicide and/or self harm - HIGH

Drugs, alcohol, crime - HIGH

WHAT CAN I DO?

Adults can “friend” your child.  Sexual predators use the service to target underage victims.  Kids have been known to “sell” photos and use “lunch money” to send gifts to others.  The app lacks adequate privacy protections.