Cyber dating safety tips
Over the past four years, 17 people in the Greater Manchester area have reported being raped after using one of two apps, Grindr and Tinder, according to police statistics obtained by Leech through a freedom of information request.
A local council member in Manchester, in the north of England, Leech this year launched a campaign to make online dating companies commit to keeping their users safer.
While Instagram may not allow their images to be indexed by search, many other websites scrape Instagram data, and before you know it, your images are suddenly searchable.
Just invite your neighbor or bestie to do an i Phone photoshoot and get your pics did right.
Most folks know the basics of staying safe, but I’ve created a list with a few more good tips. Don’t list your school, definitely don’t list your job, and consider not posting your job title. It’s so easy to find someone’s social media accounts (Facebook or Linked In) based on name or job title searches.
Instead of being specific, state generally what you do.
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But fake profiles abound, sexual predators use the sites, and some common online dating behavior—like meeting alone after scant acquaintance, sharing personal information, and using geolocation—puts users at risk.