Mission of the WUFSD
The mission of the Webmasters United For Safe Dating (WUFSD) is:
We hear it almost daily from readers of our certified member-site blogs, websites and online journals. People are, more frequently than most realize, having dangerous encounters via their online dates. These risks range from physical to emotional and financial. But rather than receiving mainstream press, or having major online dating sites take significant steps to confront the issue, the focus from most online dating companies is on increasing revenue and the press is almost exclusively covering these companies’ growth.
Webmasters United for Safe Dating is a non-governmental organization (or NGO) devoted to the non-political goal of improving the safety of individuals participating in online dating. WUFSD hopes that by improving users’ knowledge, they can make the correct decisions about which sites to use, how to safely use them, and what steps they can take to ensure their own safety and well-being.
Webmasters United for Safe Dating is not pro- or anti- online dating. Instead, the WUFSD’s mission is much simpler. By providing objective information and access to quality websites, WUFSD hopes to ensure that when individuals choose to use an online dating site they are fully aware of the physical, emotional and financial risks that they face, and the steps that they can take to better protect themselves. Everyone is entitled to make their own choices. We just want them to make those choices in the safest way possible.
Gathering information from the US Department of Womens Health, the Australian Communications and Media Authority, the US Federal Trade Commission and other internationally recognized bodies promoting safety and consumer information and disclosure, WUFSD brings the best and most current information to online dating site users.