ONLINE
DATING SAFETY

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WHAT ARE THE DANGERS OF DATING ONLINE?

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FRAUD

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CATFISHING

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WEBCAM BLACKMAIL

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HARASSMENT

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THEFT

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VIOLENCE

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EMOTIONAL ABUSE

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CHOOSE THE SITE CAREFULLY

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LOCKING DOWN YOUR PROFILE

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CHOOSE USERNAMES CAREFULLY

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PHOTOS CAN ALSO BE A DANGER

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Facebook but not friends-locked. The name information can then be used for Google searches, LinkedIn searches to learn about your place of work and other information.

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STAYING PROTECTED IN VIDEO CHAT

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A SAFE FIRST DATE

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RECOGNIZING DANGER ON A FIRST DATE

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KEEPING SAFE WHEN THINGS
PROGRESS TO SEX

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STAYING SAFE AS THE RELATIONSHIP PROGRESSES

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ENJOYING YOURSELF WHILE
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