And I can certainly appreciate that, given his mild mental challenges, you want to protect him from the world. And what can your brother actively do, save from shutting himself indoors and never venturing online or out into the world, to protect himself from these crimes?
They match people interested in forming relationships and support them on their first date.
Stars in the Sky, one of the first to be set up, by two women with learning disabilities, is now unfortunately closing due to financial constraints.
If you have a relationship/dating question I can help answer, you can send me your letters at I’m writing regarding my 21-year-old brother, “Jason.”Jason is a big-hearted person. He can manage his own money wisely, care for himself, cook his own meals, and care for our younger brother and their cats when needed. If you’re unaware of Omegle, it is a one-on-one chat site where it is literally you and a “stranger.” He frequented the site a lot until I caught him passing out his phone number.
You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram. I don’t know if it was her or — more likely — her family who nipped it quickly, but he was banned from seeing her again. He is online a lot and he discovered a site called Omegle.
If it’s the latter you’re most worried about, I’d say you need to articulate exactly what sorts of dangers you’re worried your brother might face. Some suggestions: encourage him to meet people offline doing activities he enjoys; steer him to websites that allow him to see photos and profiles of people before interacting with them; look for online dating sites for people with disabilities; help him craft a dating profile that adequately conveys his challenges; instruct him not to give out his physical address to anyone he hasn’t met in person yet; tell him not to give out phone numbers to anyone he hasn’t exchanged at least several emails with—and to always meet dates at a public place, to tell others whom he’ll be meeting as well as when and where, to refrain from giving his last name to anyone he hasn’t yet met in person, and to take a self-defense course.