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Warning! Be careful! (karma: 78)
By alleycatmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 8306, member since Mon Apr 01, 2002
On Wed Jun 30, 2004 05:30 PM
Made sticky by alleycat (25274) on 2004-06-30 17:31:14

No matter how "safe" this website may be, it is open for the world to see. Keep that in mind when you search for friends and penpals.

Do not give out any personal information, like homeadress or telephonenumber.

If you give out your e-mailadress, make sure it is not linked to a site wich gives any personal information away. ( for example an msn-profile with personal info ) Personally i'd give my e-mail only trough PM's.

If you do decide to give out any personal information, after talking to a person for a while, do it via PM's or e-mail.

If you are in contact with a person you do not know IRL ( in real life ) do not tell them too muc about your personal life, like " i keep my bedroom window open and our front door unlocked, and by the way, my parents are out of town, and i have a dentist-appointments at this and that adress at 2 am tomorrow, and i have to go alone " Keep dates, adresses and information about your house out of the conversation. You don't have to tell people your last name, date of birth and school either. It might be unnessecary, but then again it doesn't hurt to be careful.

And remember: The nice girl your age who does ballet and has a crush on a guy might just as well be a 55 year old man pretending to be someone else. Some people are very convincing in their lying! So don't trust people with too much information that can lead them to find you personally.

A little alarmclock should ring if: The person you are talking to is very interrested in your body and how it is developping. If they are constantly asking you about flexibility, shoes or feet, your sexual experience or lack of such, if your parents are away often etc. DO NOT send pictures to anyone, espessially not in requested wear or positions. For example, some might ask for pictures of you in balletgear or doing a split or something, and they might give good, valid reasons to why they want one, wich offcourse they spent hours to think out and plan.

That being said, there are alot of nice people on the internet, and you might find friends for life on sites like this, who has the same intrests as you. Just be careful and precautious in your actions, and remember never to meet anyone form the internet while you are alone, or without anyone adult knowing where and when you are meeting.

Good luck people!

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By Krystalmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 8458, member since Tue Sep 02, 2003
On Wed Jun 30, 2004 05:51 PM
I 100% agree with you! Karma!

~Krystal
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By dancing_rebel Comments: 3151, member since Tue Jan 08, 2002
On Wed Jun 30, 2004 08:24 PM
great post! i agree this site is safe, however it is open to the world and unfortunatley there are SCARY people in this world who would do unbelieveable things. so please BE CAREFULL!!
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By Rubberbandmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 4505, member since Fri Dec 05, 2003
On Wed Jun 30, 2004 09:09 PM
hmmm ive never been to this board before and the first thing i see is this sticky. thank you thank you for posting this! no offence to any young girls out there but i have a few friends who have boyfriends over the net and wouldn't stop no matter what we told them...grrr and of course it ended badly.
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By love2move Comments: 49, member since Wed Jun 23, 2004
On Sun Jul 04, 2004 11:27 AM
That is sooo true!
I hope after reading your post people will be more aware!
i think you are a very insprational person!
love nancy xxx
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By mel_grlmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1463, member since Sat Aug 30, 2003
On Sun Jul 04, 2004 05:40 PM
good post. we should ALWAYS be aware when we are on the internet. dont do anything ur gut is telling you not to.
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By dancers10111 Comments: 76, member since Wed Jun 23, 2004
On Sun Jul 04, 2004 07:33 PM
thats really true. thanks for bringing it to mind.

*dance your heart out*
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By Mandydncr44 Comments: 84, member since Tue Jul 06, 2004
On Wed Jul 07, 2004 08:31 AM
It's sad but true. There are some strange people out there! But don't let this ruin anything for you. Just be careful.Keep dncn!
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By fairyfeetmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2821, member since Sat Jul 05, 2003
On Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:50 AM
thank you! i totally agree! lv lala xxx
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By DancingJewel Comments: 106, member since Tue Jul 06, 2004
On Tue Jul 13, 2004 12:54 PM
Removed by soliloquy (28370) on 2005-02-19 14:58:22 Typing in all caps is yelling. Post in your indoor voice, please.
I LOVE YOUR POST. I HOPE MANY PEOPLE READ IT AND ALL FOLLOW WHAT IT SAYS, I KNOW I SURE WILL! KARMA COMING YOUR WAY!
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By lacey_graham69 Comments: 370, member since Wed Jul 07, 2004
On Fri Jul 16, 2004 10:17 AM
I totally agree with you... I have a bf on net n he wants to meet but i dont know yet...
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By JubileeLennon Comments: 27, member since Sun Jul 18, 2004
On Mon Jul 19, 2004 09:14 PM
I agree!
Have fun, but be careful!
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By Holo Comments: 890, member since Wed Jul 21, 2004
On Thu Jul 29, 2004 08:31 PM
Exellent post, should get some ppl thinking...


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"" i keep my bedroom window open and our front door unlocked, and by the way, my parents are out of town, and i have a dentist-appointments at this and that adress at 2 am tomorrow, and i have to go alone "

THAT MADE ME LAUGH SO HARD !!! HAHAHA
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By littleraindrop Comments: 28, member since Sun May 23, 2004
On Sat Jul 31, 2004 05:00 PM
i agree with you
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By niteshade Comments: 87, member since Sat Jul 17, 2004
On Sun Aug 01, 2004 05:37 PM
this is my first time to this part of dance.net also, so it is good that your advice was right on top!!! I know we have all been told about how to safely communicate on the internet but everyone needs a refresher every once in a while. THANKS A BUNCH!!!
be careful
By taytay05 Comments: 71, member since Fri Jul 30, 2004
On Tue Aug 03, 2004 02:17 PM
That was a very mindful and useful post. Internet crimes happen more than people would believe.
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By lovin_the_dance Comments: 300, member since Tue Apr 06, 2004
On Sun Aug 08, 2004 03:32 PM
i TOTALLY agree!

i had a REALLY creepy guy IM me once. they said they got my e-mail from a friend but i only give my address to people i totally trust and i change my address alot and i had only given my address to my very best friend and i know she wouldn't give it out to any one.

good post. is that karma in ur feature? it is!

**ashley**
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By firedancer_30member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 282, member since Wed Jul 21, 2004
On Mon Aug 09, 2004 11:49 PM
vary good post,the internet can be a dangerous place if you give too much info out to the wrong person,good reminder for those who have kids on here to be careful.
nice post.
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By dancea5678member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 568, member since Tue Nov 18, 2003
On Wed Aug 11, 2004 01:49 PM
hey thanks for keeping everybody safe.

not many will take care of this message but I am glad to know that some one cares enough to keep us safe.

A girl in my neighborhood was kidnapped not that long ago. Keeping safe hits right at home.

I hope everyone takes all these case of kidnapping to heart. some have returned home the majority of these kidnapping if you watch the news dont turn home they are killed by the person who took them.

Alleycat has the right idea.

Thanks again Alleycat
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By sparkle_danca Comments: 178, member since Sun Jan 11, 2004
On Fri Aug 13, 2004 03:30 AM
I ABSOLUTLY AGGREE!!

Evry one watch out coz there can be some nasty nasty pplz on the net... POSING as oda pplz... BE CAEFUL..

"KARMA"

Sparkle Danca
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By Dream_chaserPremium member Comments: 25854, member since Thu Jul 26, 2001
On Sun Aug 15, 2004 07:32 PM
GREAT POST!
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By VelvetRagamuffinmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 6013, member since Wed Nov 19, 2003
On Sun Aug 15, 2004 10:35 PM
wow, there's a reason that this girls a mod, lol. karma time!
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By Gemwee Comments: 768, member since Sun Apr 04, 2004
On Mon Aug 16, 2004 11:03 PM
I totaly AGREE!
*gemwee*
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By saffypcmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 495, member since Wed Aug 04, 2004
On Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:40 PM
thanks!
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By LadyDancer Comments: 26, member since Tue Aug 05, 2003
On Tue Aug 24, 2004 11:15 PM
That's good advice...I hope that everyone reads it. Some people just don't know. Thanks for that. :)
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