What Parents and Carers Need to Know about Online Dating & Relationships

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Rebecca Jennings Experienced author, trainer and broadcaster

This free online safety guide looks into the online dating scene, breaking down the associated risks and letting you know how to stay safe on these platforms.

Online dating has seen a sharp rise in popularity over the last few years – especially in 2020, when the boat was well and truly rocked for all of us. Apps like MyLOL and Wink have drawn a huge userbase of young people – and it’s not hard to see why. With their sleek design and ease of use, the promise of finding love with but a swipe of your finger is an appealing one indeed.

It is not, however, all sunshine and rainbows. While these apps have helped bring together many couples who may never have met otherwise, lax security measures and bad actors can turn these apps into a hotbed of #OnlineSafety risks. Our #WakeUpWednesday guide investigates these risks and makes sure you’re equipped to keep your child safe in the world of online dating.