‘It’s been incredibly hurtful — images found on the family i Pad, children involved, decades of marriage.But this is the kind of material that is alarmingly prevalent on teen dating groups on Facebook, where children claiming to be as young as 12 post messages looking for new people to chat to and date - something which a children's charity has called 'a paedophile's playground'.
‘We had a wide social circle and got on well with each other’s parents.
I’d worked as an accountant, but gave it up when we had James.
Eight months later, our divorce came through.’‘I didn’t even know sites like Ashley Madison existed.
They’re so vile and dishonest, making it all sound like a bit of fun.
Despite the hackers’ threat hanging over the site, yesterday there was no sign of it deterring Britain’s married men from straying. Divorce lawyer Georgina Hamblin, director of leading family law firm Vardags, says not: ‘Whatever you think of the morals of the people who sign up to use sites like Ashley Madison, they do have a right to privacy.
Within an hour of signing up as a new female member, without a profile picture or any identifying details except a user name, age and location, I was contacted by 16 men, 13 of them married.‘I had my suspicions he was cheating and thought I’d set up my own account on a few of these sites so I could have a look,’ she admits. Hacking into a database and threatening to reveal their personal details shouldn’t be condoned.’She is working on a case in which a husband signed up to an extra-marital affairs site in order to catch out his unfaithful wife.
A girl of 14 posted this selfie on the Teens Dating 17 100 group, which is public meaning that anyone, regardless of their age, is free to join and post But with many apparently set up by teenagers themselves, who act as admins to weed out bullying, there is no guarantee that they are performing thorough checks to ensure anyone who joins is actually within that age bracket.
This is one of the things about the internet: young people under 13 can pretend to older and join social media and older people can pretend to be younger to go on the sorts of sites where they can interact with young people 'It's worrying - massively so,' she said.
Five credits buys a message to another member and 30 gets you 30 minutes of live chat.