This is just a quick post about safety on the internet. Though these forums are a really
great place to be connected, talk about what's going on for you, and get the support that you need, you've also got to be careful about what information you provide on the internet.
The majority of these forums are public forums, and therefore you have to consider the personal information you are posting can be viewed by everyone on the internet.
As such, it's a great idea not to share personal details on either the forums / chat / private messages. This includes avoid sharing your;
- E-mail addresses, including msn addresses.
- Your full name, phone number, details about your specific location.
- What school/college you attend.
- Images of yourself [try not to include images of others, unless you have their permission]
- Any other information that could be used by people at your detriment.
The moderators here at RYL have a lot of systems [and a strange amount of time] to invest into keeping our members safe, and that is what we are working towards with this post.
While we can make sure banned members remained banned, and troublesome members are kept away, there is only so much we can do to personally protect you. That's why we ask you think before you post
, especially on the public forums.
Of course, we're not saying you shouldn't make friends here, we like friends :) but we are saying you should be wary of the internet and that you don't always 'know' who people are. There are by far more
genuine people and friends here than there are people you need to avoid, but it is worth making sure you can
keep yourself safe.
Also remember, that if someone has added you onto msn and is behaving in a manner you don't like, or that makes you feel uncomfortable, by being rude or inappropriate, block them.
If the matter is serious you can contact the moderators here, and if you're doing so it's great to have copies of the log. [Remember, though, that we do not control of everything. However you can report such instances to an online agency, and we can help out with that.]
For more information please have a look at:
Of course, if you have any questions / comments / concerns about any of this, please get in contact with a moderator either by contacting them directly (See staff listing
), or emailing the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
On behalf of the moderating team.