Safety issues of online dating
Edwards believes dating sites are doing what they can to help users be safe."It's difficult for these companies to do much else than provide information and tips," he says.
"Meeting someone through one of these websites does not present any greater risk than meeting someone in a bar or any other setting.
Post your contact information where your children will see it: office phone number, cell phone, pager, etc.
Children should have a trusted adult to call if they’re scared or have an emergency. Obtain references from family, friends, and neighbors.
New measure introduced Thursday requires companies -- not just dating websites or apps -- to get customers' permission before collecting location data off their mobile devices and sharing it with others.
Change may be coming to the rapidly growing dating industry as concern mounts about the privacy and safety of all online and mobile users. Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced legislation Thursday requiring companies to get customers' permission before collecting location data off their mobile devices and sharing it with others.
Make a map with your children showing acceptable routes to school, using main roads and avoiding shortcuts or isolated areas.
It's a move that would greatly affect dating websites and apps.