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Guidelines to safe chat on ScoutLink

It's easy on the internet to pretend to be someone else. Some of the people on the internet can be pretending to be a Scout, or a group of Scouts. So to be safe, never give out your full names or your home address when sending email or chatting with IRC.

If you receive an email or other internet communication that you think is strange or unusual, tell your Scout leader or one of your parents to have a look at it, just to be safe.

If you receive an email or other internet communication from anyone that WANTS TO MEET YOU, or asks for any personal information, DO NOT REPLY!

Private and personal information includes the following:

  • Your NAME
  • Your ADDRESS
  • Your PHONE NUMBER
  • Your SCHOOL
  • Or ANYTHING else that is personal

TELL AN ADULT! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!

If you have any questions about ScoutLink’s code of behaviour, please discuss them with an adult who is familiar with ALL of ScoutLink’s posted Netiquette guidelines.