Dating on the Internet
The risks
Although young people see the Internet primarily as an extension of their real-life relationships, they sometimes visit sites where they can discuss their interests with new people. These encounters may result in them finding people with whom they share a passion, and encourage them to learn more about those people.


Some questions to ask yourself:

“Do I know whom I’m talking to?”
  • Without hearing an actual voice, it’s hard to know!
“Do I really know the other person?”
  • The Internet makes it easy to tell half-truths and white lies.
“Am I thinking about my safety?”
  • Stay alert above all! Especially if you’re thinking about giving out personal information (name, address, telephone number, photo, etc).
“Does anyone know where I am?”
  • If you decide to meet an online acquaintance face-to-face for the first time, it is important to let a family member or a friend know. Letting people know is good prevention!
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