Australia’s second largest provider of DSL broadband, iiNet has released an online dating-themed fact sheet as part of its ‘Online Safety Series’ to assist those people unlucky in love to avoid heart-break, a broken computer or a decreasing bank balance this upcoming Valentine’s Day.
iiNet’s ‘Online Safety Series’ initiative will be released each month covering a variety of topics including: social networking, online shopping, phishing emails and password security. The series has been introduced in order to help Australians become more aware of the safety practices that they should be implementing when surfing the web.
The latest in the series focuses on the dangers of online dating. Rebecca Moonen, iiNet’s Compliance Manager, “the latest fact sheet in the Online Safety Series provides some useful tips for those looking for their dream date online”. This is in line with iiNet’s aim of making online dating more convenient for those looking for love and making it more safe by highlighting the need to be “safety conscious” when looking for love in an alternative way over the internet.
This initiative from iiNet encourages, “everyone to help us by downloading our factsheet and sharing it with family and friends.” and help iiNet spread the love this February by keeping those people looking for love aware of the potential dangers that are associated with online dating.
The main safety tips include keeping an open mind and using a secure device or computer when using the online dating site, use a popular dating site rather than a smaller site with limited numbers, create a separate email account for the site you use and ignoring any junk mail that may land in your online dating inbox.
iiNet’s ‘Finding love online – a guide to safety searching for that dream date’ fact sheet can be downloaded from iiNet’s Online Safety Website.