"Always keep your wits about you, and if you ever feel uncomfortable you should simply leave.
February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month and it’s a good reminder to parents to check in with their student and make sure they are involved in safe dating relationships.
You can also visit the federal government's online safety website, On Guard
However, there are real risks and dangers to dating via the Internet.
If you keep conversations strictly on the site scammers are unlikely to target you, because they know the dating site will detect their behaviour.” "On the dating site users’ behavior can be monitored, so if someone becomes abusive or inappropriate, the site can respond accordingly.
You also have the ability to block someone on a dating site messaging system." “When you meet someone you can quickly feel like you know them really well, because it’s often easier to connect in writing and to read more into the written word than the spoken word.
The Federal Trade Commission says every year they receive complaints about online dating scams.If your student has lost interest in hanging out with other friends, seems anxious when their significant other is not around, and constantly has to check in with their girlfriend or boyfriend or needs to check up on them, they may be in an obsessive relationship.Whether your son or daughter is the one being obsessive or is in a relationship with a possessive partner, this behavior is extremely unhealthy.She says he told her, "So we can meet face to face and go ahead with our love physically, below are my details you will use to send me money." Her love affair was over - she knew she'd been had.Despite the fact that she was on to the deception - Susan says the emails and the denials kept coming. "I should have seen a little bit I think but the personality, the emails, and the photos back and forth, I guess, it was very deceiving," Susan said.
Use Google Images to check whether the photos they are using belong to someone else and check social media sites to ensure they really exist.