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#1 rannmann

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:22 PM

I just wanted to take a moment to remind everyone, especially our younger folks, that strangers on the internet have the potential to be dangerous.  When filling out your user profile, remember that everyone will be able to see that information, including your age and gender.  If you added your interests, it is very easy for someone to pretend to have a lot in common with you.

 

As community, we want all of our members to feel comfortable. If someone is acting inappropriately to you in private (or public), speak up!  Even if it doesn't bother you that much, odds are he/she has a history of such behavior and will continue to act this way to others.  By reporting this behavior, we can make a note of it and intervene.  We are here to provide a safe and fun place to play games and interact with others.  If someone is making you feel uncomfortable, let one of the administrators know, or open a ticket.

 

The FBI offers these tips to the younger populace:

  • Never give out your name, home address, school name, or phone number to strangers on the internet.  
  • Never send a picture of yourself to someone you chat with without your parent's permission
  • Never write to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared
  • Report things that make you feel uncomfortable to your parents (or FP staff)
  • Remember that people online may be misrepresenting themselves

We take reports of harassment very seriously.  In the event that an underage individual is being sexually harassed, we will file the appropriate reports to local and federal authorities on your behalf.

 

Stay safe out there,

rann


Edited by Dr. McKay, 06 February 2014 - 12:37 PM.
rann can't spell!

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#2 Kuro the Crazy

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:35 PM

Always good things to keep in mind while on the internet.


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#3 Dr. McKay

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 12:39 PM

Please also note that if someone is harassing you or otherwise acting inappropriately in a private message, you can report that message and FP staff will be able to view it and act on it accordingly.



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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:20 PM

I'm thinking perhaps we should pin this thread, so new comers can see this and know that here they will be safe compared to some other communities.


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Posted 06 February 2014 - 04:30 PM

Thanks for the warning, these are good guidelines to follow especially for our younger members. Sometimes it is easy to forget that there are some dangerous people out there.
Thanks for being a caring community FP!
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Posted 16 February 2014 - 10:37 PM

Thanks for the warning



#7 BigJ

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 12:12 PM

This thread started because of stalker @BigJ

 

 

 

oh wait dats me

 

 

...screwed again


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#8 Cherry Bomb

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:10 PM

My mom once said to me: "Be careful, there are weird people on the internet"

 

I now realize.. I AM THOSE PEOPLE

 

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#9 Banshee

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 12:11 AM

Thanks rann!


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