Safe Tips

Safety Tips


SAFETY IS THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT FACTOR IN USING THE CHEER24SEVEN SITE!

Parent Guidance

• Anyone under the age of 18 is restricted from using this site without parent's or legal guardian's knowledge and supervision. They will assist to ensure that you have a fun and safe experience on the site.

Personal Information

• Personal information such as your phone number, home, school or work address should NEVER be shared with other users.

• When you become a member to Cheer24seven.com you provide an email address.

• No one, including Cheer24seven.com employees will ever ask you for your password.

• Be careful about adding strangers to your friends list. Check out who someone is before accepting them as a friend.

Public Communication
• Please remember, your profile to friends, forum, blogs, shoutouts, and bulletins are PUBLIC SPACES. Don’t post any personal information you would not want the world to know (phone number, IM screen name, addresses). Avoid posting anything that would assist a stranger in finding you such as your hang outs and/or pictures of you in front of recognizable places.

Video/Photo Uploads
• When posting videos/photos of yourself, family, and/or friends please consider marking them private if they contain any personal information and/or recognizable landmarks.

• Be careful to watch for things that might appear in the background of a video/photo such as street signs, license plates, or businesses.

Site Restrictions
• Cheer24seven does not allow graphic violence, nudity, hate, and/or harrassment. If you come in contact with a video/photo that implicates any of these characteristics, please be sure to flag it as inappropriate.

• Cheer24seven will not tolerate abuse in any way, shape, or form. If you come into contact with abuse via video/photo, please flag it inappropriate. If you come into contact with abuse via members, blogs, forums, bulletins, and/or shoutouts, please report it immediately to the webmaster.

For More Information
To learn more about staying safe online, visit the websites of the following organizations: • Federal Trade Commission — www.OnGuardOnline.gov

• The FTC works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them. To file a complaint or to get free information on consumer issues, visit ftc.gov or call toll-free, 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357); TTY: 1-866-653-4261. The FTC manages OnGuardOnline.gov, which provides practical tips from the federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal information.

• ConnectSafely — www.connectsafely.org
• ConnectSafely is a forum for parents, teens, educators, and advocates designed to give teens and parents a voice in the public discussion about youth online safety, and has tips, as well as other resources, for safe blogging and social networking. Along with NetFamilyNews.org, it is a project of the non-profit Tech Parenting Group.

• Cyberbully411 — www.cyberbully411.org
• Cyberbully411 provides resources and opportunities for discussion and sharing for youth - and their parents - who have questions about or may have been targeted by online harassment. The website was created by the non-profit Internet Solutions for Kids, Inc., with funding from the Community Technology Foundation of California.

• GetNetWise — www.getnetwise.org
• GetNetWise is a public service sponsored by Internet industry corporations and public interest organizations to help ensure that Internet users have safe, constructive, and educational or entertaining online experiences. The GetNetWise coalition works to provide Internet users with the resources they need to make informed decisions about their and their family's use of the Internet.

• Internet Keep Safe Coalition — www.iKeepSafe.org
• iKeepSafe.org is a coalition of 49 governors/first spouses, law enforcement, the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and other associations dedicated to helping parents, educators, and caregivers by providing tools and guidelines to promote safe Internet and technology use among children.

• staysafe — www.staysafe.org
• staysafe.org is an educational site intended to help consumers understand both the positive aspects of the Internet as well as how to manage a variety of safety and security issues that exist online.

• Wired Safety — www.wiredsafety.org
• WiredSafety.org is an Internet safety and help group. WiredSafety.org provides education, assistance, and awareness on cybercrime and abuse, privacy, security, and responsible technology use. It is also the parent group of Teenangels.org, FBI-trained teens and preteens who promote Internet safety.