These tips are for adults who spend time online. Parents should discourage children and teens from developing online relationships.
Never offer personal information to strangers on the Internet. Be careful not to divulge such items as your address, phone number or workplace.
Build your email relationship carefully. Once you're comfortable interacting on the Internet, set up a phone conversation. Beware of caller ID devices.
If the phone conversation goes well, meet in person at a public place. Only then should you share key personal information.
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