Northumbria Police neighbourhood inspector Don Wade explains: “The advice was given as part of an input by local neighbourhood officers who visited the school to speak to the school children about a range of issues including online safety.
“It was given as general information around the social media sites that exist and not in response to any particular concerns that have been raised.” This isn’t the first time that Yellow has caused concerns for young people’s safety online.
It is an app for gay people to meet for sexual activity.“He had a strong suspicion that the person he had been communicating with was a fake profile.“He thought it was an older man who wanted him to carry out his own sexual fantasies.“He didn’t perhaps believe him to be a 14-year-old male when he invited him to his property for sexual activity.“I feel for the defendant in some respects, he is of no previous convictions.“He is a professional young man who has never had an issues such as these previously.“He works in a care home as a manager and has just completed a Level 5 NVQ.“Fortunately, he conveyed information to his manager - the owner of the business - who put safeguards in place, and he will retain that position with this company, provided he doesn’t go to prison, because she values him so much.”The bench asked for a pre-sentence report to be prepared by the Probation Service, with all options open, including custody.
Barnett will be sentenced at South Tyneside Magistrates’ Court at 2pm on March 21.
It's not clear whether she's in an open relationship.It made her an overnight sensation but it also landed her in prison.During their date, the man decided to pull out his phone to look Kendra up online.Prosecutor Angela Narey said: “Mr Barnett is a 29-year-old from Sunderland who was involved in talking to a 14-year-old called Ryan.“However, it was a profile set up by an organisation called Guardians of the North, an internet-based group formed to identify and apprehend individuals who make contact with fake profiles of underage children.“Guardians of the North had made a profile on gay dating app Grindr, using a picture of a boy found on Google images.”Miss Narey said the group also set up a profile for Ryan using the same picture on messenger service Kik.She said: “Mr Barnett made contact trough Grindr with Ryan, who disclosed he was 14.“He maintained contact through Kik, exchanging messages that were sexually explicit.“The conversations continued to the point where Mr Barnett invited Ryan to his home address.“Instead, three individuals from Guardians of the North turned up outside.”The group called police and handed over chat logs of Barnett’s conversations with ‘Ryan’.