Cyber dating safety tips
Cyberstalking and physical stalking share several similarities.Online harassment and cyberstalking can be just as threatening as physical stalking.
Therefore it is important to protect yourself and stay safe while you’re looking for a date online.Ex-lovers and rejected suitors sometimes turn into stalkers.It’s a story we have sometimes heard of and often seen in movies.While physical stalking has of course been around for several years, cyberstalking is a fairly recent phenomenon and is growing in recurrence with the increased availability of computers and internet across the world.Any unwanted attention from an individual or even a group is defined as stalking.Typically, stalking may include harassing and intimidating the victim and general obsessive behavior.
Cases of stalking are rare in the world of online dating but nevertheless, before you arrange a meeting with an online date, make sure you know them well enough and read our tips for staying safe when meeting someone for the first time. When an individual or a group uses the internet and other electronic means to harass another individual, a group or an organization, it is known as cyberstalking.
Typical cyberstalking behavior may include monitoring, false accusations, cyber bullying, gathering information for harassment, threats, damaging data, equipment and other sensitive information, ordering goods and services on behalf of victim and even claiming that the victim is harassing them.
It is a type of mental assault on the victim that is premeditated and malicious with the sole purpose of distressing the victim.
Cyberstalking is a legally recognized crime in almost every country now and several countries have special laws for cyberstalking cases.
However, even if your country does not have a special cyberstalking law, if you are a victim, you must contact the police immediately for help.
Meeting and building quick rapport is so easy online and lately I’ve noticed that women all too often let their guard down, lose their common sense or abandon their self protection to a total stranger.