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IMPORTANT: Stay safe online!

Discussion in 'Children & Teens' started by Giverny, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Giverny

    Giverny Friend · Admin
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    We know having diabetes can be pretty confusing and stressful, especially for our younger users. Finding a forum with other people your age who have diabetes can be a really helpful tool in coping with your condition. As with any online communication platform, we urge everyone to be wary and stay safe online. Here's some super basic tips for making sure you don't end up having a bad time online.

    Don't give out any personal information relating to your friends, family or self. Things like full names, phone numbers and addresses can be dangerous in the hands of the wrong people!

    NEVER AGREE TO MEET SOMEONE YOU'VE MET ONLINE. This can be incredibly dangerous, so if you do make friends on this forum make sure you talk to a parent/guardian before arranging any meetings, and ALWAYS go with an adult!

    Use your common sense - just because someone says something doesn't mean it's true.

    Don't send pictures of yourself to other people!

    ALWAYS tell your someone if something you've seen on the internet has made you feel uncomfortable in any way.
     
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  2. Lily06

    Lily06 Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for all your help
     
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  3. Robinredbreast

    Robinredbreast Type 1 · Oracle

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    Excellent thread,a thumbs up :)

    RRB
     
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  4. Enclave

    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    O ... So best remove my photo from the show us your self forum :(
     
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  5. anna29

    anna29 Type 2 · Well-Known Member
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    Your own personal choice with this one Enclave.

    Some persons don't mind their own selfies/photos . .
    Others do - totally your own choice with this one .
     
  6. Enclave

    Enclave Type 2 (in remission!) · Moderator
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    I didn't mind .. But thought best follow your advice on this and so have sadly removed images .. I don't have many of me on the web anyway as I not very good with computers .. That's the wife's department !
     
  7. Mike D

    Mike D Type 2 · Expert

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    Robbity Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    @Giverny Are there any areas of the forum which prohibit the search engines from crawling and indexing them? If not might it be possible to do this for the youngsters areas to help protect them? I know this can be set up with some forum software.

    Thanks, Robbity
     
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