JumboSmash Safety

The mission of JumboSmash is to bring people together. While this is fun and exciting, the most important part of using JumboSmash and enjoying the end of your senior year is that you are in control of your experience and feel safe. This page provides resources for help and support in case a problem arises between you and someone you meet on JumboSmash, along with safety steps that you should follow while dating, both online and offline.

Resources

Tufts University Emergency Resources
Tufts University Police Department (TUPD)

617-627-6911 (Available 24/7)

Counselor-on-Call & Chaplaincy-on-Call

617-627-3030 (Available 24/7)
Confidential

Health Services

617-627-3350
Confidential

Counseling & Mental Health Services

617-627-3360
Confidential

University Chaplaincy

617-627-3427
Confidential


Other On-Campus Resources
Ears for Peers

Anonymous, student-run support hotline available 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Call: 617-627-3888
Text: 617-394-1954


Local Off-Campus Resources
Boston Area Rape Crisis Center (BARCC)

Medical Advocacy, Hotline, Education, Referrals, Legal Assistance
Hotline: 800-841-8371
Business: 617-492-8306
www.barcc.org

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC)

Emergency: 617-754-2400
Main: 617-667-7000
Center for Violence Prevention and Recovery: 617-667-8141
www.bidmc.org

Casa Myrna Vasquez

(Dating/domestic violence, multi-lingual)
Safeline: 877-785-2020
www.casamyrna.org

Call2Talk

(Mental health/emotional support hotline)
Hotline: 508-532-2255
Text: C2T to 741741


National Off-Campus Resources
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network (RAINN)

Hotline: 1-800-656-hope
www.rainn.org

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
www.thehotline.org

For more, check out the Tufts OEO website and their sexual misconduct resources page.

Additionally, if you’re aware of anyone who has violated our Terms and Conditions, and you feel comfortable, please report them in the app by using the “Block or Report” button on their profile, or send us an email at support@jumbosmash.com.


Safety Tips

We strongly suggest that you follow these steps but please remember that you know yourself best and are the judge of your personal safety. Always remember to follow your own common sense.

Online Behavior
Protect Your Finances

Never send money to anyone you meet on the internet, even if they claim it’s an emergency. For more information on how scammers use dating apps to get money out of their victims, check out the Federal Trade Commission’s video on online dating scams.

Protect Your Info:

Never give personal information to anyone you don’t know or haven’t met in person. Personal information means your credit card number, bank info, social security number, personal address, or anything else sensitive.

Keep An Eye Out For Bad People:

You can block or report anyone at any time and for any reason on JumboSmash, and we encourage you to do so if you come across someone who looks like they’re up to no good. It’s also smart to keep your conversations on the app-- this way, we have a record of what happened.

Scrolling all the way down on someone's profile will show you the option to block/report that person, but you can also access those options when messaging via the 3 dots in the top right corner.

blocking and reporting screenshot

Generally, you should report someone if you see them violating our Terms and Conditions. Some examples of terms and conditions violations are:


IRL Behavior

We hope you use JumboSmash to actually meet some new people! Remember to stay smart and follow these tips to be as safe as possible:

Get to Know Your Date:

Make sure you interact with them enough before you agree to meet up to make sure there’s nothing fishy going on. Also, limit your communication with this person to the JumboSmash app-- that way, if something goes wrong, we have a record of what happened.

Meet Up in Public:

The first time you meet someone, stay in public in case anything goes wrong. It’s also a good idea to stay sober so that you can have a clear mind to make important decisions. If you’re feeling uncomfortable or want to leave, do so immediately. You don’t owe anything to anyone!

Loop in Your Friends:

Let your friends know when you’re meeting up with someone, who they are, and where you’ll be.

Make Your Own Transportation Plans:

It’s always a good idea to be responsible for your own transportation! Make sure you have a way of getting to and from the meeting spot so that you aren’t dependent on your date, especially in case things don’t work out.


Health

We’re committed to building a fun and safe environment for all Tufts seniors, and part of this means ensuring proper sexual health and safety. Use common sense, and make sure to:

Use Protection:

You and your partner should always protect yourselves during sex. Consistent use of condoms, dental dams, and/or other mechanisms for safe sex is a must.

Stay Honest:

It’s normal and a very good idea to talk to your partner about sex and sexual health, even before you hook up. Consider discussing when you were last tested, who else you’re having sex with, and what you are/are not comfortable with doing.

Get Vaccinated:

You can reduce the risk of contracting some STIs with vaccinations. Ask your doctor, or a professional at Health Services or a sexual health clinic to find out more.

Get Tested:

Some STIs don’t show symptoms, so even if you think you’re in the clear, it’s important to get regularly tested. Health Services is always a good option, or you can use Healthvana’s free HIV and STD testing locator to find free and confidential testing options near you.