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Offline Safety Guidelines

Socializing in groups at group social days and nights out is what we’re all about, and whenever you're in new situations with new people it's always sensible to take some basic precautions.

 

1. Meet in a group at our socials.
Our socials are all about groups of members getting together to do something fun and we feel this makes us one of the safest way to meet new people. We'd recommend meeting up with other members at our socials but, if you do decide to meet with someone on your own for the first time, always arrange to meet in a public place. Never meet in a private home or in a remote location.

2. Tell a friend.
Tell at least one friend or family member what you are doing, who you are meeting, where you are going and when you expect to return.

3. Guard your personal details.
Be careful about revealing your surname, personal phone numbers, place of work, home address or any other identifying information while chatting until you are comfortable doing so.

4. Don't leave personal belongings or drinks unattended.

Don't risk having your personal information stolen. The same goes for your drink - don't risk having it tampered with.

5. Don’t get too drunk!
Refrain from drinking excessively, as it could impair your ability to make good decisions and may put you at risk.

6. Report any "dodgy" or inappropriate behaviour.
Our trusted community is full of genuine and friendly people and we rely on our members to help us keep it that way. Whether it's someone you've met up with independently or at a social, it's really important that you report any member to us who you feel behaves in an inappropriate, intimidating or abusive manner by using the ‘Flag’ feature on their profile.

Examples of inappropriate behaviour include:

1. Sending sleazy, harassing or offensive emails.

2. Sleazy or strange behaviour

3. Persistent messaging/texting/calling

4.Solicitation of other services

5. Asking you for money or donations

6. Any other violation of citysocializer's code of conduct

7. Don't invite people to your home.

No matter how well you get on, until you have got to know them much better, be careful of inviting people you’ve only just met to where you live and revealing your address.

8. Meet at socials again.
Make sure you follow these tips on subsequent meetings, until you feel confident with the new friends that you've met via citysocializer. Now that you're aware of how to use citysocializer safely you can get involved and have fun!

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