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Old 12-22-2008, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default Suggestion for WI. It Would Be Hard, But Improve the Safety of Members.

Hello Everyone!
I ♥ WI. I have been on for almost a year, and I have met so many great people on here.
The problem: I don't know if these wonderful people are who they claim to be.
My parents have recently started questioning the safety of , because I have no way of knowing that example, middle school aged Bob is really a middle-school aged Bob.
And I don't know if I will be allowed on for much longer.
I have convinced my parents that no personal info beyond your first name can really be shared, and the mods are REALLY efficiant, but still.
I know that all the staff members are who they claim to be, because they are background checked before they can become a mod.
Well, why can't we do something like that to make sure that all of the regular members are really who they claim to be.
It would decrease the chances of stalkers getting on here.
I understand that most kids don't have police records or anything like that, but it would still be nice for my parents to feel at ease that the people are genuine.
Thanks for reading this!
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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Default Re: Suggestion for WI. It Would Be Hard, But Improve the Safety of Members.

that would be hard. to check thousands of people, well, you know....not fun!

if your parents read this, let me tell them that this site is safe, and ANY personal info will be snatched up by a mod almost immedialty.

besides this, more people are joining every minute. it would take a huge group of people working 24/7 to cope with that, and i still doubt it could be done
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:42 AM   #3
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Hmmm......good idea, I don't really get how the mods are "background" checked, but they would be doing it for ever.

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Old 12-22-2008, 11:45 AM   #4
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Default Re: Suggestion for WI. It Would Be Hard, But Improve the Safety of Members.

I don't think that would be possible. The only thing that can really be done is have them read through some of the posts to assure themselves it's appropriate for you. This is one of those things that parents just have to step up and do. It's part of being a parent to monitor your own childrens activity wherever they're going or doing.
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:47 AM   #5
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it would be more safe, but yet almost impossible. Try to assure your parents that as long as YOU dont share your age, location, last name, etc. you are safe
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Old 12-22-2008, 11:57 AM   #6
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I don't think that would really be possible..
Most people's parents wouldn't want them on here if they knew their kid had to give out their personal info to the site owners. Just assure your parents that it IS safe, and they only allow a minimal amount of personal info to be posted like first name. This is pretty much the safest webkinz site online and probably one of the safest sites there is because the staff watches over threads so well.
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If I am thinking of the right one - the background checks done for the staff can only be done over/at the age of 18. Before that, it is not required nor do I believe is it available to anyone younger.

Your parents are right, you can't really promise that "middle school" Bob is really in middle school, but you can do your part to keep yourself safe. Just do not release personal information & if they ask for it, flag the post or forward the message on to a admin/mod. .
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:47 PM   #8
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Thanks you guys! I know it would be hard, and I will tell them that I don't give out personal info, and personal info besides your first name is deleted like immediately. But, my parents are just starting to question me just posting on people's threads, which IMO is safe!!!!
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Old 12-22-2008, 01:53 PM   #9
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as AnthonysMommy, said, your parents should step up. you could take them around the site, showing them threads in different areas of the forum to make sure they believe it is safe
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Old 12-22-2008, 03:27 PM   #10
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Default Re: Suggestion for WI. It Would Be Hard, But Improve the Safety of Members.

View Post Originally Posted by i love summer
Hello Everyone!
I ♥ WI. I have been on for almost a year, and I have met so many great people on here.
The problem: I don't know if these wonderful people are who they claim to be.
My parents have recently started questioning the safety of , because I have no way of knowing that example, middle school aged Bob is really a middle-school aged Bob.
And I don't know if I will be allowed on for much longer.
I have convinced my parents that no personal info beyond your first name can really be shared, and the mods are REALLY efficiant, but still.
I know that all the staff members are who they claim to be, because they are background checked before they can become a mod.
Well, why can't we do something like that to make sure that all of the regular members are really who they claim to be.
It would decrease the chances of stalkers getting on here.
I understand that most kids don't have police records or anything like that, but it would still be nice for my parents to feel at ease that the people are genuine.
Thanks for reading this!
♥I love summer
whoever said people join every minute witch is probably right,so they could just not let anyone join for a while until there done checking everybody
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