Last Updated: October 30, 2015 1

Making friends safely on Hi5

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Making friends safely on Hi5

Hi5 is a way to make new friends, but like all online sites it comes with its dangers. Here are some tips for making friends safely on Hi5.

  • Keep your personal information, such as your number and address, private. It is never safe to give this information out to people you don’t know. If you are being pushed by another Hi5 user to give them your information, treat them with suspicion. Say ‘No’, and if they continue to pester you, remove them from your friend’s list.
  • Make sure that you don’t post anything that will attract the wrong sort of person. Keep your comments clean and make sure that the photos you upload are appropriate at all times. This is a basic way to protect you on Hi5.
  • When looking for new friends, make sure that you read their profile before adding them. Of course anybody can write anything in their profile, but it may still be a good idea to see if they are the kind of person who you would feel safe and comfortable communicating with on a regular basis.
  • A good way to be a bit safer when meeting new friends on Hi5 is to go through another friend, preferably someone you knew in person before you added them on Hi5. If a friend you trust introduces you to one of their friends, the chances are higher that, that is a safe person for you to get to know.
  • It is never a good idea to arrange to meet in person with someone you have met on Hi5. The exception of course is when you already know them in person. You have absolutely no idea who the person really is, so how can you possibly know whether it is safe to meet them or not? Be very careful!

As you can see, although Hi5 carries the same dangers as other social networking sites, there are ways to protect yourself from those dangers. You will also be able to sign up for an account quickly and easily, making it a great option for getting connected.