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IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures (karma: 2)
By alleycatmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 8306, member since Mon Apr 01, 2002
On Sat Feb 18, 2006 06:05 AM

Us Dance.netters take pride in our tight community of dancers of all ages, shapes and sizes. We might not have alot in common, but some things we do. Most of us are flexible, have rythm and we can work out in revealing outfits. This is something alot of us are rigthously proud of. There is however, a catch.

This is the internet, that means that all pictures are open for all kinds of people, even non-members to see. The mod-squad has come across people with sexual fetishes we didn't even know existed. Stretching, flexibility, tights, pointeshoes, feet and even children. Sometimes combinations. This is not something we take lightly. We can however, not find them all. On some boards members have found their pictures stolen, just to reappear on fetish-sites.

Children are being lured, and even kidnapped out there. We do not want that to happend here on dance.net!

There are ways to protect yourselves from this.

1; Do not wear revealing outfits when you post your/your child's stretchingphoto. Some outfits that are perfectly normal for us dancers are seen as provokative to certain people

2; Watermark your photos. Writing dance.net across the picture will make it less attractive to steal. It will also make it easier for us to get it removed from other websites if someone steals it. Some members have choosen to blur out their faces to hide their identities too.

3; Do not give out personal information like full name or adress. Keep in mind that pictures taken infront of a house can reveal your housenumber etc.

4; Do not trust just anyone. The friend who'se picture you've seen that you tell your secrets to might be a 45year old man and not the 13 year old girl you thought.

5; NEVER post pictures on demand. Did someone PM you og reply to a post asking for pictures? Did they say it was for research or a magazine even? Mod-report it! We will look into it and see if they are serious or not. We've had alot of these cases, and NONE were belivable.

6; Mod-report anything fishy. Notice someone posting only on pictures who never offers advice and sounds unprofessional? Did you get a PM? Don't hesitate to "turn someone in". If they are ok, you have done no harm. We have tools to see if a member has been banned before, we can trace adresses and we can compare postings and reports we have gotten from others. Even if you are ok with it, think about how you can save someone else! Us getting reports of the same man sending the exact same PM to several girls (and probably many we never know of) asking for photos, giving complients, even inviting people places is very common. Don't let them fool you. An honest compliment can be just that, but there is no harm in letting us know.

We are here to help you stay safe, but you ar responsible for your own posts, and parents are responsible for supervizing their childrens internet activities. We can not be everywhere, so please help us out by keeping yourselves safe, and report anything suspicious. There is no harm in reporting someone who turns out innocent, your identity will not be revealed, and they will not get in trouble.

I am sorry that the world has come to this, but this is what we're up against, so better safe than sorry. Enjoy your postings with these precautions in mind. Feel free to add anything important i may have left out. And remember that your little treasure can be someone elses treat.

19 Replies to IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures

re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By Queen_Jojo Comments: 4947, member since Sat Aug 27, 2005
On Sat Feb 18, 2006 06:12 AM
Thank you dance net!!
It is good to know we have a site where we know our children's safety is top priority for you mods.
I've always told my kids to be careful who they talk to and what they post on the internet. As you have pointed out, there are so many weird types out there who don't see dancing the same way all us members do.

Queen_Jojo
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By Stayyciieemember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 4356, member since Wed Jan 14, 2004
On Sat Feb 18, 2006 06:18 AM
hi alleycat

thanks for that!if i could give karma i could
this is a great post for all of us and theres
id hate to think that any one would use any of our photos

stacey
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By dancindannimember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3248, member since Sun Nov 07, 2004
On Sat Feb 18, 2006 10:14 AM
Thanks alleycat!
Fab points!
I will form now on put dance.net on my pics!
Love danni
xxx doll face2 xxx
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By x_Dancebabe_xmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 1408, member since Thu Jul 21, 2005
On Sun Feb 19, 2006 04:22 PM
This is sooo helpful!
If karma was allowed you would get it!
I am definatley going to put dance.net on my photos now!
Thanks again!
Love Natalie
xxxxx
hi
By XxXhaylzxXxmember has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 142, member since Mon Jan 09, 2006
On Thu Feb 23, 2006 01:06 PM
well said dance.net but what is the mod squad???:?
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By alleycatmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 8306, member since Mon Apr 01, 2002
On Mon Feb 27, 2006 11:13 AM
^ Just a nickname for dance.net's modrators. You recognize us by our colourful nicks. We're here to enforce dance.net rules, and keep our members as safe as possible.
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By Tammy571 Comments: 36, member since Fri Feb 24, 2006
On Thu Mar 02, 2006 08:01 AM
I agree, I am worried about people who always seem to post comments on all the stretching photos, especially those of the younger more flexible girls. Remember, there are those guys well into their 60's checking us out regularly.
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By swannprincessesmember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member Comments: 2532, member since Sun Feb 04, 2007
On Thu Jul 19, 2007 02:37 PM
thank you for that great post but how do you write dance.net across pic
jenny swann
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By PrincessAbs Comments: 321, member since Thu Jul 05, 2007
On Sun Jul 22, 2007 03:31 PM
well said, we all should all be very vigilant when posting pics of our children, unfortunatly you don't know whose looking.....

Abs Mom.
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By disco92 Comments: 141, member since Wed Dec 08, 2004
On Mon Feb 18, 2008 03:50 AM
Hi,

This is a great post everyone posting pictures should read it, i do know of some genuine enquires for beter pictures of costumes i.e front view, rear view but you cannot be too careful, glad you are looking out for us all.

Many thanks

Janet (ayse mum)
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By Ashleigh95member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 2293, member since Mon Sep 27, 2004
On Wed Jul 30, 2008 10:44 AM
Hey

Good post, ive seen a few reveling pictures, hopefully it will change what people wear when they stretch!

Ashleigh x
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By premierchamp92member has saluted, click to view salute photos Comments: 3584, member since Mon Jul 09, 2007
On Fri Oct 24, 2008 05:13 PM
Thankyou mods.

Its good to know you care so much about the saftey of the dance.netters.
I hope people listen to this.

Love
Charliee
x x x x x
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By dancingkatieee_x Comments: 23, member since Sat Jan 17, 2009
On Sun Jan 25, 2009 12:34 PM
Thankyouu dance net!
this is a great post and i will deffinatly be more careful :)
x
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By Aishathedancer Comments: 1835, member since Mon Feb 04, 2008
On Mon Jan 26, 2009 08:31 AM
Great post, can someone let me know how to put dancenet across my photos please

Aishas Mum
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By dance_champ_1994 Comments: 377, member since Fri Dec 28, 2007
On Mon Apr 20, 2009 05:36 AM
Good Post Alleycat Now Kids Can See What Toubles They Can Get Into If They Dont Really Don Look On What They Are Geting Into Love Saffron x
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By JoeyDancer91 Comments: 60, member since Sun Nov 02, 2008
On Thu Apr 30, 2009 02:45 PM
Good Post!
Makes people realise that there are people who abusethe internet and ruin it for everyone else!
Joey xxx
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By houndrfriendPremium member Comments: 636, member since Mon Aug 16, 2004
On Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:08 PM
Can you give some examples of the fetish sites and how did you find out.?What exactly di you mean with MODSQUAD,...no..I just realised,you must mean the moderators.
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By HollydancerX Comments: 182, member since Mon Feb 23, 2009
On Sat Dec 26, 2009 01:41 PM
Hi DDN

i love your site and i have a suggestion why don't make some boards so only members can see the photos ?? Then it will encourage more people to join


HOLLY (AGE 12)
XXXXX
re: IMPORTANT! About internet safety and pictures
By Gorgalou Comments: 45, member since Wed Aug 25, 2010
On Wed Feb 16, 2011 05:55 AM
Thank you very much it's good to know that children are a priority and will be using this information when I advertise in future

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