Earlier today I made a very disturbing discovery: A male member who interacted exclusively with girls - nearly all of
them under 18 - being quite aggressively flirtatious and expressing interest in meeting them, with no reservations about
their age or how far from him they live.
All red flags for a child predator.
And this is just what's in public. Who knows what even more untoward things he might have been saying through private messages.
One shouldn't be surprised, unfortunately, since child predators tend to target middle to older teens, which make up the majority of MT's membership.
So in an age where it's getting ever harder to keep safe online, I'm going to offer you these articles:
- Online Safety Tips for Teens
- Thinking Like An Online Predator Can Keep You Safe
And lastly, of course, you can always contact your local moderating staff and complain if a you think another member might be a threat. You guys are always very quick to report scammers, be just as vigilant with child predators.
ETA: It makes no difference now he's banned, but because people are so curious and I don't feel any personal obligation to protect his privacy, the member I'm referring to is Eisritter/FrigidEmbrace/Siegeldamon.