We all know that you cannot always be sure who someone says they are
when interacting with them on the internet, especially when creating
connections with them. Websites requiring members to enter their age
or other information to confirm identity are not always foolproof.
There are people out there who prey on children and adults on the
internet and when it comes to children, it is still the responsibility
of the adults to monitor their interaction with others.
provide tools and functionality helping you to monitor your
children’s usage minimizing the possibility of them becoming victim
to online predators or becoming involved in inappropriate
With social networking, it's all about
making connections with friends and family.
Connection requests can be made one of two ways, via email or by
viewing another member’s profile and submitting a request to them without knowing their email.
Members have the ability to ‘hide’ their profile so that only the
member name displays with no other information. This may help to
minimize unknown people sending connection requests to the member.
Before accepting a connection request, you will be able to view the
requesting member’s email address. If the email is unfamiliar to
you, or you
do not know the person, simply delete the request.
exception to this is the ability to set your profile to auto accept
connection requests without approving them. This option can be set
for any profile but may be more applicable to Business Accounts
where they may not have the concern of accepting requests from only
friends and family.
you have children, we have made it easy for you to monitor their
usage by becoming their nanny. You may be a nanny to more than one
member and are not required to know their password.
Adults should create accounts with their
children, connect with them and then assign themselves as their
nanny. Once you are assigned as their nanny, the other member will not be able
to delete your connection with them, or remove you from being their
When you are logged in to your account, select the
Profile/Settings link on the main page, then select the Nanny
Options link to view all members you are a nanny for. Select the
member you would like to monitor and then the Emulate button.
This will essentially log you in as that person. You will not be
able to post new messages, but will be able to delete any of their
postings that you feel are inappropriate. You will be able to view
anything and everything they have done including all groups, topics
and events they are members of, even if created by their other
a nanny, you have the ability to Disable their account preventing
them from logging back in until you re-Activate their account.
Member Messaging allows website members
to send messages to other members without disclosing any personal
contact information. This optional feature may be disabled at
anytime preventing any further messages being received.
This feature allows members to contact
another member especially when related to website advertising.