Online Dating Safety
In our generation, technology has become a normal way
of life and continues to keep advancing. Most of the time the internet is extremely
helpful, however, there can be times when it can become dangerous. There are many different sites for online
dating that millions of people, including college students, are registered
too. While there have been many couples that
find true love over the internet, there are also many people that have become a
victim of a crime. It is extremely
important to be careful and alert when meeting someone from an online dating
site for the first time. Here are some
tips that can assist you for staying safe:
The best set of advice when meeting someone for the
first time is to follow your gut instinct.
If something does not feel right, it probably isn’t. Have your cell phone easy to access just in
case you need to make an immediate phone call to a friend or the police.
If you feel that you or someone you know may be a victim
of stalking, sexual assault, or have been a part of relationship
violence, please call the Office Victim Services at 765-285-7844, or visit the
location at the Health Center room 205.
you or someone has been raped or sexually harassed, please call the Ball State
Counseling Center at 765-285-1736, or visit the location at Lucina Hall.
Monthly Health Message written by Peer Health Educator Danielle Gerdt
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