Threat Level – High
Badoo is a dating social discovery website, founded in 2006. Similar to matchmaker or other dating services, it is managed out of its Soho, London.
Opinions of Badoo.com on TrustPilot, which are based on user reviews, rather than press releases, rate the site as ‘Very low’, with a current score of 1.3 out of 10 (as of 20 March 2013). Complaints included fake profiles, and spamming of email accounts of signed-up users.
In a peer-reviewed study conducted and published by Cambridge University in 2009, it was given the lowest score for privacy among others.
The site claims to operate in 180 countries and is most popular in Latin America, Spain, Italy and France.
Badoo ranks as the 51st most popular site in Brazil and the 136th globally, according to Alexa Internet, a decline of 19 places since 2010. In December 2012, Badoo.com is ranked as the 59th most visited website according to Google, based on Google AdPlanner statistics.
This app should not be on your child’s device. This app is dedicated to the single adult world of online dating. Profiles are related for others to match on interests. Once matched, the app gives you opportunities to get to know the other party better.
This app got a high threat level due to its dating content. They do monitor sexual related posts, comments and photos, but this app is for adult singles only!
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