Just because someone swipes right, doesn’t mean they have the right intentions 💔💔💔


For every bad person there’s a multitude of good persons, but if you’re building out your online dating profile there’s a few small things you can do to keep safe;

    – Don’t list your workplace or upload photos in your uniform
    – Limit the personal information you share; this includes full name, addresses, and areas you frequent
    – Screenshot your dates profile before meeting
    – Meet up in public places and avoid sharing your address too soon
    – Trust your gut. If something feels wrong; leave.
    – Report threatening or intimidating messages to the platform and police
    – Be cautious of moving communication away from dating apps, keep your correspondence in one places

Mobile dating is ever increasing in popularity - but what do you do when your hook up turns mean?

Sexual assault, harassment or other threatening behaviour via dating apps can be reported and investigated by police. 

For all the sexual assaults reported, many more aren’t. The lasting impacts of these incidents have just a heavy impact on victims as those that are reported. 

No one likes talking about sexual assault, but talking and reporting is key in seeing offenders held accountable. 

Experiences of sexual assault or harassment – whether it has occurred in person or online – can be investigated even where one party has blocked or deleted someone from the app.

If you are in danger from someone you met via a dating app, please contact Victoria Police on Triple Zero (000).

One in three LGBTQI+ people use online dating apps
Approximately 3 in 4 LGBTQI+ youth are engaging in casual hookups
More than half of trans and gender diverse people have felt sexual pressure or coercion
Three out of four sexual assaults won't be reported

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When and why you should contact us 🤔🤔🤔

We understand that calling the police can be daunting and that sharing your details can be nerve wrecking. 

That’s why we’re here!

Reporting to Crime Stoppers is confidential, you don’t need to leave your details, and you’ll never speak directly with police.

Whether you’ve seen something suspicious happening in your neighbourhood or you’re concerned about a friend’s new hobby, Crime Stoppers is a safe place to share information about crime. 

You don’t need to leave your name. You don’t need to leave your address. You’ll never speak to a cop, and after you have told us what you know, we’ll make sure none of it can identify you before we pass it onto police. 

Crime Stoppers Victoria takes reports online and via phone call. No matter how you choose to report we do not track your data in any way. 



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Crime Stoppers Victoria acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Crime Stoppers Victoria (ABN 15 006 945 151) is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient. Donations of $2 or more to Crime Stoppers Victoria are tax deductible in Australia.
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