Internet dating and pedifiles
CEO for major Australian dating site Oasis.com, Dave Heysen, said Oasis urged its members to be familiar with their safe dating guidelines when meeting new people.
“This rule applies to all members, including single parents,” he said.
He urged people to use all dating sites and mobile phone apps with great caution.
“Leave your children completely out of the online dating process so that you don’t attract the wrong kind of attention.
Make the online dating about you, not your kids,” he said.
“Our team intercepted sexually abusive images of young children in the course of our daily investigations, examined them and identified the location of the victims that were being sexually abused.
“Nothing can prepare you for the lengths a predator will go to trying to access your child,” she said.
Ms Ryan said parents should use Skype and conduct background checks before meeting someone they had met online.
They look for women who post photos of their children or mention them on their profiles.
“Mothers are posting the photos and providing personal information about their children because they think it is appropriate for any prospective or potential partner to be fully aware of their circumstances,” he said.