Excerpt/Analysis: Skout shut down its teen community this week, following news that sexual predators had used the social networking app in order to meet and sexually assault minors. As this story is timed with the WSJ story that Facebook might allow under-13s to join, there's been lots of fury and hand-wringing about the safety of kids online. Skout had lots of safety mechanisms in place, according to this article. So how do we protect kids?
Audrey Watters is an education writer, rabble-rouser, rambler, recovering academic, lifelong learner, serial dropout, part-time badass, mom.
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