Some kids are putting too much their private information online.
FBI Detroit spokesman David Porter tells 7 Action News, "every hour, there's someone's child who is being approached." Porter points out some of the websites cater to "dangerous interplay" including anonymous log ins and live web chat.
"You go out on a date and you're having a great time.
They're sweet, they're cute, they're telling you all the right things, how pretty you are, how nice you are, how much they like you.
Some of these ways of communicating online are asynchronous (meaning not in real time), such as You Tube and some are synchronous (immediate communication), such as Twitter.
Jaki Sabourin asks Jasbina Ahluwalia: You said those key words “meet in a public place.” That brings me to my next question about online dating safety.
Unlike singles in the '70s, who cruised bars and discos and risked looking for love in all the wrong places, tens of millions of singles each day join and log on to online dating sites with the belief that their efforts to find love and companionship are safe and secure.
But the apparent murder and dismemberment of Ingrid Lyne, a 40-year-old Seattle-area mother of three, has sent shockwaves throughout the cyber-romance world, with many begging the question: Is anyone safe?
Bruce Anderson, director of Cyber Intelligence & Investigations, encourages cyber-daters to conduct a background check.
Online relationships are similar in many ways to pen pal relationships.
This relationship can be romantic, platonic, or even based on business affairs.
You want to get there on your own and leave on your own. Don’t feel that you need to share your last name or place of work before meeting. In the ebook that we’re going to send you, we go over the concept of rationing information.
You need to trust your gut and take some precautions. As a former practicing lawyer who also holds a graduate degree in philosophy, Jasbina can relate first-hand to the demands and challenges facing her accomplished clients.