Safety Tips

Safety Awareness Center

Tourist App is committed to maintaining a safe, trusted online community

Tourist App is about making new connections. We want to make it easy for people to find each other, but it's critically important that the experience be positive for all of our users. That's why we have built-in tools and features to help make your interactions fun and safe, and safety tips that outline best practices to take advantage of Tourist App. Please help us keep Tourist App a trusted community by being vigilant and smart. For more information on keeping children safe, please visit the Family Online Safety Institute website.

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Parents

A reminder that Tourist App is designed for anyone 18 and older. For more information on internet safety visit the Family Online Safety Institute website.

Features

You and other Tourist App users belong to a community that enjoys chatting and interacting online. At the core of this are a few key tools and features that help keep the community vibrant:

  • Strict Community Management
  • Regulated by Your Peers

Strict Community Management

We are obsessed with keeping our communities safe. We constantly monitor and have a zero tolerance policy for inappropriate behavior. We will ban devices for violations of our standards. Tourist App monitors 24/7 and uses proprietary technology to ensure that behavior is appropriate for our communities and for Main Street.

What do we mean by appropriate behavior? Examples of terms of service violations include:

  • Anyone under the age of 18 or users that have registered under a false age
  • Members sending harassing or offensive messages or photos
  • Members asking you for money or donations
  • Fraudulent registration or profiles
  • Spam or solicitation, such as invitations to call 1-900 numbers or attempts to sell products or services
  • Copyright infringement
  • Any other violation of Tourist App policies

Regulated by Your Peers

Tourist App can only thrive and grow with your participation, and we encourage our community to self-police. This provides an invaluable source of information on inappropriate user behavior. Reporting inappropriate behavior or if you suspect that a user is underage is easy by contacting us at Tourist App support. Our community managers promptly address each report, usually within 12 hours or less.

Safety Tips

We want your interactions with the Tourist App community to be as safe as possible. So we've put together some best practices on how to chat and meet, online and offline.

  • Safety Tips for Mobile/Online Use
  • Guard your identity
  • Get to know the other person online before meeting them offline
  • Block and/or report abusive users

Safety Tips for Mobile/Online Use

There is no substitute for acting with caution when communicating with a stranger. Remember to always trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe or threatened, cease communication and report any misbehavior immediately using our Report button or by contacting Tourist App support.

Guard your identity

Do not post personal contact information in your profile or username. Don't share your personal phone numbers, email address, home address, place of work or any other identifying information until you have established a reasonable level of trust with the other party.

Get to know the other person online before meeting them offline

Use the tools available through Tourist App that protect your anonymity to get to know someone before meeting them in person. If you would like more information about someone, we recommend using the Internet and government resources available to everyone.

Block and/or report abusive users

Block any member who behaves or treats you in an abusive way and report the behavior to Tourist App immediately. Call law enforcement if you feel threatened. Stop communicating immediately with anyone who pressures you for personal or financial information. Your involvement will help keep the community fun and enjoyable.

Meeting Offline

Nobody gets hurt in a purely online relationship (unless you count hurt feelings or cellphone thumb). When you connect with someone new, it's exciting to meet in person for the first time, but a little common sense goes a long way. Be smart and take some basic precautions:

  • Always meet in public
  • Tell a friend
  • Stay sober
  • Find your own transportation to the first meeting
  • Don't leave personal items unattended
  • Stay in a public place
  • Sex with an underage person is rape

Always meet in public

Meet for the first time in a populated, public location - never in a private or remote location. No walks on the beach, as romantic as that might sound.

Tell a friend

Inform a friend or family member of your plans and when and where you're going. Be reachable and take your phone with you.

Stay sober

Do not do anything that would impair your judgment and cause you to make a decision you could regret.

Find your own transportation to the first meeting

Just in case things don't work out, you need to be in control of your own ride - whether that means driving yourself or taking a taxi.

Don't leave personal items unattended

You don't want to risk having personal information stolen. If you're drinking, keep your drink with you at all times so it can't be tampered with.

Stay in a public place

It is best not to go back to your date's home or bring them back to yours on the first date. If your date pressures you, end the date and leave at once.

Sex with an underage person is rape

It does not matter if that person lied about their age. It's rape and you will go to prison.

Last updated: November 1, 2016