#StopUnderAgeDating

An alarming internet trend amongst teenagers has emerged since the rise of smartphones and the dawn of internet dating. While many apps and websites including YouTube and Facebook have age requirements in place, no foolproof method of age verification exists.

A “Yes, I am 18 or older,” check box is a standard security measure adopted by many sites with age restrictions, but that alone, has proven ineffective. Similar to the allure of a fake ID, teenagers are naturally drawn to what they aren’t supposed to have.

In 2014, <strong>a poll by internet security company McAfee</strong> revealed that an estimated one in six teenagers used apps like Tinder on a daily basis.

In 2014, a poll by internet security company McAfee revealed that an estimated one in six teenagers used apps like Tinder on a daily basis.

29% of teenagers who use dating apps admitted they had been in touch with someone over the age of 18.

29% of teenagers who use dating apps admitted they had been in touch with someone over the age of 18.

81% of people admit they lie on their online dating profile.

81% of people admit they lie on their online dating profile.

Underage Dating Awareness Week

SeekingArrangement’s Underage Dating Awareness Week is a campaign designed to shed light on a problem that plagues the online dating community.

The goals of the campaign are to:

Introducing
SeekingArrangement’s Underage Task Force

The Underage Task Force was created to prevent underage daters from joining SeekingArrangement.com and to spread awareness about underage daters throughout the online dating community.

Since the implementation of the UnderAge Task Force SeekingArrangement has:

Removed
6,000
Underage Users from the site

Decreased the number of days
a minor is active on the site by
70%

6,500 Minors
were prevented from joining
the site altogether

Calendar of Events

Underage Dating Awareness Day

July 24
Monday

Underage Dating Awareness Day

The Importance of Waiting

July 25
Tuesday

The Importance of Waiting

Rules of Engagement

July 26
Wednesday

Rules of Engagement

Parental Advisory

July 27
Thursday

Parental Advisory

Call to Action

July 28
Friday

Call to Action

Helpful Links

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