Everything you need to know to keep yourself safe

Internet & Apps

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With the widespread use of dating apps and social media, it is now more easy than ever to meet people on the internet. If you become interested in someone you met online, here are some reminders to help keep you safe:
  • Meeting for the first time – If you decide to meet in person, choose a public setting in the daytime and be sure to tell a friend or family member where you are going.
  • Sending nude pictures Remember that once you send a photo it is no longer in your control where it goes or who sees it, so make sure that you absolutely trust the person receiving the photo before you press send.
  • Having sexual relations – If you want to be involved sexually, make sure you know and trust their sexual history and use protection for all sexual contact.Visit our pages on oral sex safety and proper condom use for information about protection and explore your birth control options here.