Created just two years ago, the Tinder app is a runaway success, claiming to make seven million matches a day worldwide.
It works by beaming pictures of nearby potential partners to a phone or tablet and inviting an instant‘yes’ or ‘no’ verdict.
And MP David Selous added: ‘Parents and schools really need to start alerting children to the dangers of potentially being groomed, courted and pursued by paedophiles who are posing as people of their own age group.
Revenge porn is the publication of explicit material portraying someone who has not consented for the image or video to be shared.
It is particularly victimising to have something given in intimacy used as a weapon against you.
Pop star Lily Allen caused speculation about the state of her marriage after revealing she was using the site, while England cricketer Monty Panesar, it is alleged, invited a blonde backpacker he met on Tinder back to his hotel room after losing to Australia in the Ashes.
According to a recent Childline survey, around 60 per cent of teenagers have been asked for a sexual image or video of themselves.
As Claire Lilley, head of online safety at the NSPCC, warns: ‘These apps can make a young person vulnerable to potential abusers knowing their current location as well as personal details such as where they live, socialise, work or study.’Young users now link it to their social media sites, including picture sites such Instagram, where you can post photos and videos, and Snapchat, which lets users send pictures that are supposed to disappear after being viewed by the recipient.
According to a recent Childline survey, around 60 per cent of teenagers have been asked for a sexual image or video of themselves, four in ten admitted creating an image, a quarter saidthey had sent one and an incredible 15 per cent revealed they had sent it to a total stranger.