It is very important to practice common sense and safety precautions even when you are online.

When meeting someone unknown or for first time, please remember to:

  1. Carry your cell phone with you
  2. Do not meet strangers in an isolated or private place
  3. Do not invite strangers to your home
  4. Insist on meeting in public place like a coffee shop
  5. Be careful when dealing with high-value items
  6. Tell a friend or family member where you’re going
  7. Always trust your instincts
  8. Consider having a friend or family member accompany you
  9. Perform a Background check
  10. Run through your own personal and security check

Following some small, simple precautions helps us to help others in a safer way.

Check out other resources for observing safety when online:

  1. Get Safe Online
  2. Wired Safety