At Twoo, we take the safety of our members very seriously. We constantly moderate all profiles, photos and language use on the site and do whatever we can to safeguard your privacy and security. However, we feel it's important to remind you that online safety is also your responsibility. So be careful and think before you act. Keep yourself safe!
Please inform us about any violations you may encounter. Report any stalking, sexual assault, fake profiles, etc. immediately! Block any offenders so they can't contact you anymore and let us know so we can block the offender's profile from Twoo. Twoo passes on all serious cases of abuse to the relevant authorities.
Here are some tips that can help you protect yourself from being easy prey for someone with ulterior motives.
Keep your account safe.
Choose a strong password and keep it safe. We highly recommend that you periodically change your password. Never forward emails from Twoo to anyone, as the links in our emails provide direct access to your account.
Trust your gut instinct.
Your instinct is a powerful tool that helps you decide when to move forward with someone and when to turn back and run away. If something doesn't feel right, it probably isn't.
Don't give your personal details too soon.
Don't give out any personal information like your home address or place of work straight away. Use a cell phone, an anonymous phone service or Skype if you want to call, but don't give your home phone number.
Remember your netiquette and be nice!
Just because someone is not your cup of tea, it doesn't give you the right to be horrible to them.
Twoo helps people to form relationships but also encourages them to safeguard their well-being. Before you decide to meet an online contact in person, consider a few guidelines to help you through that first meeting.
Don't rush things.
Don't be in a rush to meet your cyber friend offline and don't let anyone rush you. Spend some time getting to know each other online before talking on the phone or meeting offline.
Meet in a public place on your first meeting.
If you meet, do so in a public place where other people can see you. Tell someone where you are going and with whom. Arrange your own transportation and make sure you use it: getting into the car of a person you don't know is not a good idea.
Be on your guard when meeting an online friend offline.
If you sense something is not right, leave. Do not fully rely on photos. We moderate them to our best ability but it could still be an old photo or a photo of someone else.
At Twoo we care very much about our community’s well-being. We’ve listed a few important sexual health tips that should be considered when forming a new relationship.
Be open and honest.
Communication is important and talking openly about sex and the potential consequences shows that you respect yourself and your partner. It is only fair to discuss using protection, getting tested for STDs and so on. Many STDs are treatable or curable. To avoid the risk of getting infected or reinfected, it is important to be completely honest with your partner.
Use protection to lower the risk of passing on or contracting an STD. Condoms should be used consistently in order to be as effective as possible.
Knowledge is power. Inform yourself about the various STDs, the symptoms and how they can be transmitted.
Some STDs don’t immediately show symptoms. Regular testing is advised. There are many testing options. Talk to your doctor about it.
There are many local organisations who provide support and information. Find your local information centre if you have questions about sex, sexuality, family planning, and unacceptable behaviour or talk to your GP.