Hi, its me Phatangel again. I have a new article, and this time its on... Safety
! Here goes...
Ok, I know everyone in Whyville is probably sick of hearing the same old, "Oh,
be careful online. Never give out your real name." and so on. But this issue is
really important, because on Whyville many people make friends, and end up giving
out lots of info to people whom they think they know, and whom they trust. They
probably are nice enough, and just a regular kid/teen, but you never know.
Cuz I mean, this world is full of sickos who sit at their computers 24/7 and
prey on kids and teens online. You may think that everyone you know on Whyville
is just a regular person, but you never know. Even the sickest people in the
world can act perfectly normal and nice.
They can trick you into giving out info about yourself. For example, just a
little bit ago in the square, Muffy000* said her complete name, first and last.
This may not seem like a big deal, but all they need to
know is your last name and state to track you down. So watch it with last names,
And second, this doesn't effect your REAL life, but your Whyville one. Don't
give out your password. I was in the Square, and someone just blurted out
their password. I went on his name, and sure enough the password worked. I
told him I was going to change his password and Y-mail him it, so no one could
go on his name and mess it all up. So I did, and he thanked me later. (He has
since changed his password again).
He was lucky that time, but what if someone
who wasn't nice heard that and messed up that person's name? Not too smart.
So, that is all for now on safety. Bye!
* = names changed