Here are some basic rules
to follow to be safe online:
Never agree to meet someone you've met online
Don't tell people you meet online your full
real name, even if you are friends with them!
Never give out your phone number or home
address to your online friends.
Don't tell anyone online which school you go
Be suspicious if someone online asks you too
many personal questions.
If you get a bad e-mail from someone, tell your
e-mail provider and tell their provider too.
While using Computer Buddies, the Computer
Buddies staff asks you to follow our safety rules, especially those
about keeping your identity private. Computer Buddies created these
rules for your protection. When you use Computer Buddies, you agree to
follow Computer Buddies code of conduct. These rules help make sure
everyone on the Computer Buddies web site has a great time. Just as
Computer Buddies has rules for you, Computer Buddies also has behavior
rules for itself. Here are the rules Computer Buddies follows to protect
Computer Buddies DOES encourage parents to
explore the internet with you.
Computer Buddies DOES monitor all messages,
postings, and other submissions that anyone (kids or adults) send in.
Computer Buddies DOES publish messages,
postings, and other submissions on the Web site.
Computer Buddies DOES ask for real first names
and ages on certain submissions. This is so Computer Buddies can reach
you in case there is a question about your submission, real first name
and ages will not be posted.
Computer Buddies DOES share general survey with
our partners and clients. We do NOT share kids' real names. When sharing
this information, we may share kids' Computer Buddies nicknames only.
Computer Buddies DOES NOT share or sell your
information to anyone outside of the staff. All information is kept
Computer Buddies DOES NOT publish last names,
addresses, phone numbers, or any other information that identifies who
you are. All this information will be deleted from messages and other
postings on the site.
Computer Buddies DOES NOT use its mailing list
to send junk mail or "spam." We only use the list to mail out the
Computer Buddies newsletter and e-mail updates about new content on
If you have any questions about Computer
Buddies privacy policies, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Computer Buddies Message Board Rules:
On the Message Board, kids follow these rules:
No sharing of personal information, such as
home address, phone number, last name, instant messaging number or name,
school name or school address.
No talking about topics that are inappropriate
No posting of links. Computer Buddies cannot
check links posted on the Message Board to make sure they are safe. If
you have a link that you would like to have posted at Computer Buddies,
e-mail us. If we agree that it should be posted, we'll place it under
No swearing or inappropriate language.
No advertising other chat sites. Many chat
sites on the Internet are unsafe, and Computer Buddies does not want
members to be directed onto those unsafe sites.
No cyber kissing! Chat is a place for friendly
interaction, not for romance.
Computer Buddies monitors are designated by
their name with "CB" in front. They make the rules on the Message Board
and can ban kids who do not follow the rules
If you see anything inappropriate at Computer
Buddies, contact email@example.com immediately.
Computer Buddies uses trained adults to monitor
all messages on the message board and all content on the Computer
Buddies web site.
The Computer Buddies Safety Team comes from a
wide variety of backgrounds, including education, foster parenting, web
design, nonprofit, and social work.