A recent media report of a female doctor who was attacked by her on-line date highlights the difference between online dating and a professional, face to face consultation. A woman received multiple stab wounds from a man she met on…
Recent media reports on new safety initiatives for women in Sydney who enjoy a night out at their local pub have highlighted the need for safety precautions when dating.
The “Ask for Angela” program is being supported by a number of pubs and clubs. Venues that participate in the program enable women who find themselves in a difficult situation to approach bar or venue staff and “Ask for Angela” as code that help is needed.
Staff are trained to arrange safe passage for women who feel threatened by unwelcome male attention and are given a safe exit from a potentially dangerous or risky personal situation.
You can’t be too careful
The increasing need for protection in socialising spaces, particularly where alcohol and drugs may affect behaviour highlights the potential dangers of on-line or other random dating practices.