use of the Internet and Email
I believe these
are exciting times with massive uptake of the use of the Internet in
Britain today. I believe that while there are dangers in using the
Internet, we should be at the forefront of this revolution.
But we still need
to be careful in using the internet and email. Therefore I am
recommending to both leaders and young people at Meadow Way Chapel we
adhere to the following guidelines.
photographs on our web sites
development of Internet Services as a means of
communication/advertising church/organisation events, care needs to
be applied as to how this should be achieved without compromising the
safety of children.
We will not give
any personal e-mail / postal address, telephone numbers / fax numbers
of the children.
Use the Internet
Never tell anyone
you meet on the Internet your home address, your telephone number or
any other identifying information e.g. church name or youth group
name, unless your parent/carer gives you permission.
send anyone your picture, credit card or bank details, or anything
else, without first checking with your parent/carer.
give your password to ANYONE! (Even your best friend!).
arrange to meet anyone in person without first agreeing it with your
parent/carer or children's/youth leader, and get them to come along
to the first meeting, which should always be in a public place.
stay in a chat room or conference if someone says or writes
something which makes you feel uncomfortable or worried, and always
report your concerns to your parent/carer or children's/youth leader.
that any chat room you enter is regulated and run by a reputable
company or organisation which monitors activity.
that Chat Rooms are 'public places' and that you may not know the
true identity of anyone you meet in a chat room.
respond to nasty, suggestive or rude e-mails or postings in Usernet Groups.
be yourself and do not pretend to be anyone or anything you are not.
remember if someone makes you an offer that seems too good to be
true, it probably is.
Use of email
Did you know that
there are more emails now than traditional post? In January 2002, 550
million emails were sent or received in Britain (according to
research company NetValue and reported in .Net magazine). That means
nearly 13 million in Britain regularly use emails.
Note! Any email
addresses on this web site will be hidden from spam roborts.