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SAFE SURFING GUIDE
The Internet is a great place to have fun, but some people may try to use this for their own more dangerous purposes. Remember, people in chatrooms and on message boards may not be who they say they are. You can't hear them or see them so you don't really know if they are telling the truth. Unfortunately, you cannot automatically trust anyone you meet online. Have a look below for advice on how best to protect yourself and make sure your on-line experience is fun and exciting as it should be!
This guide is really aimed at younger users of the Website but the advice may be just as applicable to adult users.IF YOU ARE UNDER 16 ALWAYS TELL A TRUSTED ADULT
If you are under 13 we always ask that you get the permission of your parents or legal guardian before joining. If you are under 16 you should always let your parents or legal guardian know that you are using a message board or chatroom. If you are over 13 but under 16 you can register in your own right but as with adults using the Website you should still be careful.
DO NOT GIVE OUT PERSONAL INFORMATION
PLEASE DON'T POST PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION on any posts. You should never give out the following information about yourself:
Also think about your friends and family. You should make sure you don't give out any of this information about them.
You should never arrange to meet a web pal. However long you have been chatting or however well you think you know them it is risky. The more insistent somebody is about meeting you the more careful you should be.LET SOMEONE KNOW IF YOU ARE UNCOMFORTABLE
Remember, you are in control. If somebody is starting to bother you and is sending you nasty messages, you should never respond. Print the message off and tell your parents, legal guardian, teacher or any other adult you trust. You can also log off if you feel uncomfortable. There is absolutely no reason for anybody to put up with other people being nasty at school, home or anywhere and the Internet is no different. We never want these kind of people using our websites so please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about the nasty messages and who they came from.DON'T OPEN JUNK MAIL
If you've signed up you'll get messages from us about your favorite artists and perhaps some others we think you'll like. You know the message is from us and that's okay. If you get messages from senders you don't know, then you should delete them. You should not read them and you should never reply, even to say you don't want to receive more messages. You should also tell your parents and any other trusted adult.SAFETY RESOURCES
Children as young as two are interacting with the Internet from their parents' laps. As they get older, however, they may begin to venture online by themselves, with as much support and guidance as you can provide. It is up to parents to decide which controls to put in place and when to ease up as children grow and mature in their decision-making. Here are some resources that you can use to shape your child's Internet usage: Many sites have guides for parents. Take a look to make sure that you understand how the sites your child visits approach safety. Some sites offer parental controls. Take advantage of parental controls to determine what your child has access to. Most browsers have settings that can block Web sites or entire domains. Use these controls to pre-select Web sites children can or cannot visit. Research software available that can monitor children's Internet use. Review the privacy policies of your child's favorite sites to be aware of what kind of information is being collected about your child, and how it is being used.CYBER BULLIES
Just as a child may encounter bullying or aggressive behavior from other students in school, they may be subject to bullying online. So-called "cyber bullies" may send harmful and cruel words or images through the Internet or an electronic device such as a cell phone, in order to harass, embarrass, humiliate, and threaten their target. Other forms of bullying include password hacking, identity theft and blackmail. Many kids may be equally likely to become bullies or victims. While some are anonymous, cyber bullies are often kids who are known by a child from their school, camp, community group, or neighborhood.