CyberSafe Parent: 'Tinder for Teens' and why you need to know about it

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Mom and daughter duo Mary and Rachael McDonald agreed to test out an app called Yellow, dubbed "Tinder for Teens."

"A lot of moms are out of touch with their kids. We're not like that," said Rachael, Mary's daughter.

Under her cybersecurity expert mother's watchful eye, Rachael signed up for an account, using only her first name and a cartoon character as her profile picture.

Seven million users frequent the site.

They're between the ages of thirteen and seventeen, or so they say.

The site never required Rachael to prove her age or identity. It simply asked for her birthday.

"It's dangerous," said Mary. "People don't realize it's a virtual playground for pedophiles."

Just like Tinder, users swipe right if they like someone and left if they don't.

Within minutes, we found sexually charged pictures and users posed in the shower. Suggestive emojis and pictures of illegal drugs were often depicted.

Lots of users linked their Yellow account to their Instagram or Snapchat account, meaning if their location is turned on, complete strangers could find them.

Users also posted pictures of themselves in school uniforms.

Mary pointed out it wouldn't take long for someone to track them down.

One user sent Rachael a message saying "send pics."

"I already know what that means," said Rachael.

"You know exactly what that means," said Mary.

The two concluded the user was likely talking about nudes.

"That's exactly what 'pics' means," said Mary.

Rachael and Mary said kids don't understand that once an image is on the internet, it's on there forever.

Rachael recognized a girl from her high school.

"Is that your school library?" asked Mary.

"I don't know, but I know her," Rachael replied.

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