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Canterlot.com Guidelines for Internet Safety

All sorts of people use Canterlot.com to RP, chat and make friends. But it's important that our younger users (under 18 years old) stay safe when using our website. These are general guidelines that are to be followed on Canterlot.com's site and can be used for other online communities.

  • Keep safe by being careful not to give our personal information - such as your name, email address, phone number, home address, photos or school name - to people you are chatting with online.
  • Meeting someone you have only been in touch with online can be dangerous. Only do so with your parents' or guardians' permission and supervision.
  • Accepting emails, IM messages or opening files, pictures or texts from people you don't know or trust can lead to problems - the may contain viruses or nasty messages!
  • Information you find on the internet may not be true, or someone online may be lying about who they are.
  • Tell your parent, carer or a trusted adult if someone makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, or if you or someone you know is being bullied online.

Guidelines based on Childnet International who have lots more information and advice.

NOTE: You can report any abuse on Canterlot.com by clicking 'report' found in all posts and private messages. The Canterlot Staff does not tolerate bullying or harrassment under any circumstances.

Suggestions for Conventions and Meetups

With the recent explosion of pony conventions and meetups, it is more important than ever that you remain safe both online and offline. Some tips to help out new con-goers and meetup attendees:

  • Be honest with your parents or guardians. Tell them where you want to go and who you want meet.
  • Take a friend so you can look out for each other. It would be boring on your own, anyway!
  • Follow the 621 rule at conventions - Per day you need a minimum of: 6 hours of sleep, 2 meals, 1 shower.
  • Make sure you're always contactable by your friends and family. Send a quick SMS now and then and tell them how great the convention is and what they're missing. It will also let them know that you're all right.
  • Do not accept drinks or food from strangers or people you don't know very well.
  • Do not leave your drink or food unattended.

Most of all, please remember that your common sense and awareness is an important factor to make sure you're safe and have a good time with your friends!

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