Badoo is a place to meet new people in your area and around the world. It?s packed with users who want to chat, maybe even meet up, and share experiences, interests and friendship, share photos, maybe even date. You can also tell people about your interests and who you are, and play games that let you meet new people. You never know who you?ll find on Badoo. But that’s where some risks come in as well, because some users have other intentions and interpretations of ‘fun’. Although the Badoo platform asks their users to ‘ play nice’, bad things happen.

Police say a man accused of child rape used social networking app Badoo to find his victim. He drove to a 12-year-old girl?s home Saturday night, and ordered her to perform sex acts on him on her front porch.?Police say the two met on Badoo. The site is free, doesn?t ask for proof of age, and allows members to post pictures and chat with one another through private message.?The girl?s mother called 911 when she looked out and said she saw her daughter being sexually assaulted. Watch the story in ABC6 news below:

The only thing Badoo can do is if other users complain that someone is being rude, pushy or threatening. Also, any content that is uploaded to a Badoo profile must comply with the terms and conditions and not break copyright. So they scan for pornographic, violent or otherwise offensive material, Badoo says they will delete it and ban that user from Badoo. Find out more in their?Guidelines,?Terms and Conditions, and?Privacy Policy.

Sources: ABC6, Badoo

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