take a minute to talk about online safety. The Internet
is a great place to chat, do research, and have fun,
look at porn, or just play poker. Despite all its
usefulness though, it does have its “dark” side. Knowing
what and what not to do online can save you a lot of
Parents should know that no one under the age of
eighteen is allowed to use our site. While we can’t
always tell if someone is lying about their age, we try
to keep them off our site. If you discover that your
child is posing as someone older and using our site,
please let us know. Its important to us to help you keep
your child safer online.
If you’re under 18, MySpaceBoobs is not the place
for you. Go away. If we find out a user is under 18,
we will delete his or her profile. If you’re under
18, there are other sites better suited for you. If
you see anybody on MySpaceBoobs who looks or says
they are under 18, oh well..
Always publicly post your photos or links to
websites or other profiles.
While it’s fun to meet new people online, always
remember that the friends you make online should
NEVER replace people you know and are friends with
in real life. No matter how often you have chatted
with someone or how much you think you know about
them, you never really know who you are chatting
with online. That cute 21 year old guy may not be
cute, may not be 21 and may not be a guy!
We have all heard the stories about in-person
meetings going bad. The simple fact is, people can
“be” anyone they choose to be online. Just because
they sent you a picture, does not mean it is THEIR
picture. Or their picture taken within the last
three decades. IF you feel that you must meet
someone you are only familiar with from online
conversations, be sure you choose to meet them in a
VERY PUBLIC PLACE. A busy coffee shop, or shopping
mall (near the security guard station) would be a
good first step. Meet during the day. And BRING A
FRIEND! (or several, preferably big tough sumo
wrestler friends.) Do not be afraid to walk away if
you feel you have been lied to in anyway.
Don’t reply to spam. At best, they go into a black
hole and never get to the sender. At worst, you find
yourself now on many more lists because they figured
out you read the junk e-mail. Invest in a good spam
filter or reach out to your ISP and see what
anti-spam services they offer.
Being online does not make you completely anonymous.
There are ways that people use to discover real life
information about the people they meet online.
Sometimes the code on the top of your e-mail, or
used when you post anything online can tell people
where you go to school, work or access the Internet.
Some people enjoy giving others grief online. If for
this reason only, you should never go to an online
chatroom, or download public files or email without
having a good firewall and an up-to-date anti-virus
program installed on your computer.
Some hacking programs and spyware can grab your
passwords and credit card information. Use a
firewall and anti-virus program and update them
Keep your password a secret. Sharing it can cause
you huge problems. And don’t use one that’s easy for
someone to guess, or use a password hint that others
who know you might figure out. (Keeping it on a
post-it note glued to your monitor at work may not
be the best way of storing your e-mail address.)
Change it once in a while too. In a similar light,
have a secret code word with your real life friends
that you chat with online. If you are chatting with
someone you think you know, but are suspicious if
the person on the other side is really them or not,
ask them for the password. If they do not know it,
disconnect! (It might be their roommate, office
mate, or creepy uncle!)
Use your head! Many new schemes exist to trick you
into giving up your login and password info,
especially at your Paypal, bank and e-commerce
member pages. If something seems too good to be
true, it’s not true. Unfortunately, there is a
cybersucker born every minute.
Don’t be na´ve!! If someone makes you an offer that
sounds too good to be true, it probably is. There is
no one in Nigeria who is actually going to give you
30 million bucks, and that girl you don’t know who
just emailed you doesn’t want you to watch her
webcam because you’re cute. No reputable bank, ISP
or other online service will EVER ask you for your
password via email or instant message or send you a
link to their site if there is a “security breach.”
If someone is making you uncomfortable on email or
instant messenger, most programs will let you BLOCK
them. You don’t have to talk to anyone you don’t
Treat others with respect, and expect the same from
them. Don’t be obnoxious. Online arguments are known
as “flaming”. Do not go there. Many times these
incidents can escalate into off-line harassment.
Harassing people online is against the Terms of
Service guidelines of just about every ISP. Do not
harass others online. If you do it can get your
service revoked. Bad things you say and do online
can come back and bite you.
If you ever feel like you’re in real danger from
someone online, tell someone you trust and then go
directly to your local law enforcement agency. Don’t
delete the message. Also, a printout won’t be
enough. The police will need the live communication
to check out the headers and other coding to trace
the sender or poster.
A little common sense can go a long way online. Keep it