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Chatroom and Forums Netiquette

    Kidzworld is a safe kids website. It has a safe, secure, kids chatroom where you can talk with friends both old and new from all over the world. You can talk about pretty much anything you want. It is supposed to be fun BUT, there are a few rules. Nothing big, mostly just common sense. Remember, the chat monitors are tough on rule breakers so take a minute to read this stuff.

    We Do Not Tolerate Harassment or Discrimination. This means no bugging other people that do not want to talk to you. If they tell you to stop talking to them, then stop talking to them! Also, and this should be really obvious! Do not discriminate against people who are a different race than you, a different gender than you or different anything than you. Respect your online friends, in fact, respect everyone, everywhere!

    No Flooding! Don't write the same thing over and over. Don't write the same thing over and over. Don't write the same thing over and over. Get it? Pretty annoying, huh? Plus, spamming can really ruin other people's chats, and get you booted!

    Don't Swear or Say Gross, Rude Things. Well the deal with swearing is - NO. This is a kids website, and you are a kid - got it. You do not know who you are talking to so you don't know what they are like in real life. Respect is the important word here. You might think it's funny to say gross things, but maybe the kids you're talking to don't. The same goes for sexually explicit comments - show respect for your online friends. All of these things will get you booted from the chat room. Remember this is a safe kids website. You can help keep it that way.

    Don't Post Websites. This is also important for your safety because we have no way of knowing where you are sending someone, or if it is safe. That's why we have so much cool stuff to do at Kidzworld, so that you don't need to go anywhere else. We make Kidzworld safe and secure for your protection. There are no other safe kids websites so be careful where you surf.

    Do Not Give Out Your Personal Info EVER! This is the big one and is for YOUR safety, which is number one to us. Never give anyone your full name, your address or your phone number. You can say you live in a certain city or town, and even a neighbourhood, but DO NOT give out your street address, the name of your school, church, group or team. Email addresses are absolutely taboo. Remember, we're not really worried about you connecting with other really cool kids that you like. But like it or not there are also some people who are not very nice. We don't allow them to come to Kidzworld. And because everything is monitored, we feel pretty confident that you will be safe and secure here. We do our best to protect you at all times, but you gotta help out a bit as well. We love being a safe kids website.

    How to Ignore Another User. Just click on the person's nickname and click "ignore" if you don't want to speak with them anymore.

    DON'T TYPE IN ALL CAPS. Why? Cuz that means you are yelling at someone. That's what all caps means. There is no reason to yell in the chatrooms or on the forums. Kidzworld is a happy, friendly place.

    Don't be offended. If people don't talk to you or reply to you right away, just chill. They may be in their own conversation and probably did not notice you - yet. Say "Hi" then talk with someone else. You may meet another interesting kid - remember everyone here is a kid and it is a safe website for kids.

    Always Be a Good Listener. Take the time to listen to what people are chatting about so that you can make good comments. Also give people a chance to respond to what you have said. Sometimes it takes people a minute to think of a response and type it out.

    Respect The Topic. When there is something being discussed in the chat room - like the latest Beyonce video, don't start talking over everyone about a completely different subject. If you are patient you will get your chance to talk — about your favourite things.