Safety of internet dating
The Internet is an amazing resource that offers our children unlimited opportunities for learning, constructive entertainment and personal growth.
I’ve just been walking up to people and handing out my bank statements, willy nilly. I just feel like it’s hard to really know a woman until she’s seen my 401K, you know? Right where everyone can see me, just to cement my wacko loser status.” Internet dating sites are one step away from pornography on the shame spectrum.
While the FBI and other federal partners work some of these cases—in particular those with a large number of victims or large dollar losses and/or those involving organized criminal groups—many are investigated by local and state authorities.
We strongly recommend, however, that if you think you’ve been victimized by a dating scam or any other online scam, file a complaint with our Internet Crime Complaint Center (
By taking responsibility for your child's online computer use, you can greatly minimize your child's potential risk of exposure to online danger.
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