Why a Safety Notice?
You may wonder why you may be unsafe after visiting this website. Well, generally you are not. There are a few potential dangers though ... the main danger is a phenomenon called "Cyberstalking".
According the answers.com Stalking is:
act or crime of willfully and repeatedly following or harassing another
person in circumstances that would cause a reasonable person to fear
injury or death esp. because of express or implied threats; broadly A
crime of engaging in a course of conduct directed at a person that
serves no legitimate purpose and seriously alarms, annoys, or
intimidates that person
According to a 1999 report from the US Attorney General (to then US Vice-President Al Gore) "Cyberstalking is a new challenge for law enforcement and industry"
How you can keep safe
Be sparse with personal details like your real name and / or email address when you write into Guestbooks, Forums or Newsgroups. Use a disposable email address (There's a service called Spamgourmet where you can get one of these. If you have a Yahoo Account you can also use their disposable address service.)
Never give out your telephone number or address details unless you are 100 percent sure who you are dealing with.
If you think you are being stalked talk to your local law enforcement agency. There are anti-stalking laws in place in most countries so they should be able to do something about it. You should also go to a website like StalkingVictims.com for added information.
Please note: If you write to me I will make sure that your personal information stays safe and off this website unless you want me to publish it.
A few useful links