- 1. Stay safe online: your behaviour and the Web sites
you visit will largely determine how safe you are online. Always
follow the rules for using the Internet whether you are at home,
at school, or at the library.
- 2. Always show respect for others:
treat other people
online as you would like to be treated. Never send mean or
unpleasant email messages. Remember that anything you write or
send online, can be re-sent to other people -- even your parents
or school! So do not say anything you would not want others to
hear you say.
- 3. Never give out personal information about yourself or
your family: even if someone you know in real life is in a
chat-room, don't give out any information about yourself --
everyone else in the chat room can see it. Be cautious about using
your real name online. Don't even let people know the name of your
school, street, or favourite park: with just this little bit of
information, others can figure out where you live.
- 4. Never agree to meet an "Internet" friend in person:
you never really know who you are talking to online, so while
it can be fun to chat with people you have never met, don't forget
that someone you have met online will always be a stranger. You do
not really know anything about them, and for this reason it is not
a good idea to meet them in real life.
- 5. Switch off if you feel uncomfortable:
if someone you
talk to online, or something you see online makes you feel
uncomfortable or scared, just close down the browser, and turn off
the computer. If you don't give people information about yourself
they don't pose a threat to you, and you can simply ignore them
(or block them) in future. This chatroom has the facility to enable you to ignore chatroom members. Always tell a parent or teacher and an administrator of this site, if you
feel scared or threatened online.
Note that ALL CHATS ARE MODERATED AND
LOGGED word-for-word, together with your IP address and abuse will be
reported to your ISP, company or school and/or the police.
If you see any abusive or illegal activity please report IMMEDIATELY to a
Moderator or Administrator or email the webmaster at www.ageofthering.com