Building a friendship with a pen pal either by email, online messaging or snail mail can be one of the most rewarding things that you can do. There are many reasons that people decide to be pen pals it may be that they want to increase their circle of friends, learn a new language or want to learn more about the everyday way of life in a new culture.
However, before you rush off to find your new pen pal there are several precautions that you should initially take to remain safe. The likelihood of anything bad happening to you by exchanging addresses especially if you can validate the other person’s lives in another country is very low.
But that does not mean that you should throw caution to the wind, here are our top 5 safety tips: