Internet dating safety act

Safety is still safety and being safe ALL the time is a better bet than trusting your gut with someone you have never met, don’t ya think?So there you have it, quick and easy safety tips for the first date meeting from an online connection.Recent laws may not yet be included in the ILCS database, but they are found on this site as Public Acts soon after they become law.For information concerning the relationship between statutes and Public Acts, refer to the Guide.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.Reflecting back to when I was single and looking after my divorce, I’m shocked at how easily a woman WHO I DID NOT KNOW would invite me to her home (having never met me before) after a few chats via phone/email/text.

The disclosure shall be provided in two or more of the following forms: when an electronic mail message is sent or received by an Illinois member, in a "click-through" or other similar presentation requiring a member from this State to acknowledge that they have received the information required by this Act, on the profile describing a member to an Illinois member, and on the website pages or homepage of the Internet dating service, Internet child care service, Internet senior care service, or Internet home care service used when an Illinois member signs up.There is safety in numbers and meeting for the first time in a restaurant or coffee shop would provide enough witnesses should the date turn sour.Never – and I mean never – meet a man at his home or even think of inviting him to your home until you really get to know him. Yes, tell a friend or family member the details about where you are meeting, give them his contact details like name and phone number and any other additional information you have about him.The Legislature finds and declares that residents of this State need to be informed of the potential risks of participating in Internet dating services, Internet child care services, Internet senior care services, and Internet home care services.There is a public safety need to disclose whether criminal history background screenings have been performed and to increase public awareness of the possible risks associated with Internet dating, Internet child care, Internet senior care, and Internet home care activities.

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