Top 5 Safety Tips for Pen Pals

Top 5 Safety Tips For Pen Pals

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:

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What is a Pen Pal / Pen Friend?

What is a Pen Pal

You have probably heard the phrase “pen pal” but are now wondering what is a pen pal? should I get a one? where would I find one and if I do what are the benefits? In simple terms pen pals which are sometimes referred to as pen friends are two people who write letters to each other but here is much more to having a pen pal than sending the occasional letter. In this guide, we will show you everything that you need to know so that you can go and find your first pen pal.

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