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Old 03-04-2008, 09:31 PM   #1
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Staying Safe on Webkinz Insider-

I think that it is totally important that everyone stays safe here in our community.
I'm sure that all of you know how dangerous it is to post full names, addresses, the city that you live in and your age. This is all very personal information and it's not safe to post it. There are many predators and creeps out there.



The WI rules state that you don't post personal information unless you are over the age of eighteen. It's also not safe to post personal pictures... of your family, friends, yourself etc.


Inappropriate Content on the Site-

If you ever read a post or thread that makes you uncomfortable, is against the rules or that isn't safe, FLAG IT! To do this, follow these steps:

1. If you spot a bad post, click the red flag.
2. Select send and the post will be passed on to mods/admin
3. Ignore the post and move on once you have reported it... no need to tell the person off, that's why we have the wonderful WI staff

Staying Safe on Webkinz World-

Here are some quick and easy to follow tips:

1. Don't EVER share your password. If you love webkinz as much as I do, you certainly wouldn't want to give away your account that quickly
2. Make your password safe and secure. Use a variety of numbers and letters.... don't make it relevant to your username.
3. Change your password once a week or once every two weeks.
4. Go through your friend's list on Webkinz World and make sure that you only have people that you know in Real Life or on Webkinz Insider.


And the last rule is... HAVE FUN!
You don't need to be paranoid, but you do need to be cautious. Have fun and stay safe on Webkinz World and on Webkinz Insider.



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Old 03-04-2008, 09:39 PM   #2
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thanks for the tips! but for ww ones, I think that #4 isn't that good of a rule, because what if you only know 1 person in real life and they don't have a webkinz account and only 2 WI people will except to be your freind. On WW they have good security so you really don't need to worry about making friends in the clubhouse.

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Old 03-04-2008, 09:43 PM   #3
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thanks for the info! But i agree with webkinz is cool #4 doesn't make any sense and barely any of my friends have them. But all the rest are really good tips!!


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Old 03-04-2008, 09:47 PM   #4
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yepp... nice writes. some kids just dont understand. live nd learn .
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:40 PM   #5
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View Post Originally Posted by webkinz iz cool
thanks for the tips! but for ww ones, I think that #4 isn't that good of a rule, because what if you only know 1 person in real life and they don't have a webkinz account and only 2 WI people will except to be your freind. On WW they have good security so you really don't need to worry about making friends in the clubhouse.

~sincerly,
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Thanks for your opinion- I definitely respect it
People can run your username through a program and get a password in return. It's not difficult...and sadly people will do it. I'm not saying that every stranger you add from the Clubhouse is going to do this, I'm just saying it's better to be safe than sorry.

Take care!

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Old 03-04-2008, 10:45 PM   #6
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oh, ive seen some one post their phone #!

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good thread!

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Old 03-04-2008, 10:46 PM   #7
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A much needed thread *reps* to you on this one...I think that it should be recirculated every so often too since we are growing at such a fast rate...

I have one question for someone though, perhaps an Administrator or Moderator...How are the PM's monitored for those under eighteen, I can't imagine a predator being so obvious to post something right out in the open where ANYONE could see it & report it but what about the PM's?

Anyone know how WI protects it's younger members from possible exploitation?

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Old 03-04-2008, 10:46 PM   #8
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Thank you for the reminder. It is absolutely dangerous to reveal any personal information about yourself on any forum, no matter how safe it seems......pictures as well. It is only for the safety of anyone involved. I also wanted to add that if anyone approaches you for personal information via pm, please let a mod ar admin know.....if someone is asking for your personal information via pm, please do not give it to them.
Thanks!
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:51 PM   #9
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View Post Originally Posted by Fantasia
Thanks for your opinion- I definitely respect it
People can run your username through a program and get a password in return. It's not difficult...and sadly people will do it. I'm not saying that every stranger you add from the Clubhouse is going to do this, I'm just saying it's better to be safe than sorry.

Take care!

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That makes alot of sense! I never knew anyone could do that!it just seems terrible!
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Old 03-04-2008, 10:55 PM   #10
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View Post Originally Posted by danathorn
Thank you for the reminder. It is absolutely dangerous to reveal any personal information about yourself on any forum, no matter how safe it seems......pictures as well. It is only for the safety of anyone involved. I also wanted to add that if anyone approaches you for personal information via pm, please let a mod ar admin know.....if someone is asking for your personal information via pm, please do not give it to them.
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Thanks SO much Danathorn!
It's so wonderful that the WI staff is concerned so much about the members of this site and their safety. I feel very safe on this website and I'm sure everyone else those as well

Predators, Predators Predators... I wish they would just go away. You know they could be lurking the sites right now?

My first thought was how many kids are in love with webkinz. Seems like a pretty big attraction for predators too, eh?
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