Kids Safety Tips
Our goal is to make this website a fun and safe place to learn and study. However, to keep it fun and safe we need your help too. If you have any questions about the Internet or this website, talk them over first with your Mom or Dad, or your legal guardian. They will know what to do.
Get Your Parents’ Permission First
Get your parents' permission before you create an account on this website.
Minors ages 13-17 are welcome to create a free account on this website if they have permission from a parent or legal guardian. Minors under the age of 13 are not permitted to create a free account. Minors under the age of 13 are permitted to use an account on this website that is created and administered by their parent or guardian. The parent or guardian must create an account and add that minor directly. If you are under 13 years of age, please do not visit this website until your parents have created an account for you.
Protect Your Password
Don’t give out your password to anyone other than your Mom and Dad.
Our staff members will NEVER ask you for your password, and we will NEVER e-mail, IM, or mail you to get your password. If anyone does try to get you to reveal your password, please let us know immediately.
Protect Your Identity
Don’t ever put personal information in this website that would let someone know who you really are. Don't put your real name, your phone number, your address, pictures of you or your family, where you live, or where you go to school in mail, forums, or profiles. If you put this type of personal information in a lesson then do not make that lesson public or share it with other users you do not know. Also, the user name you use on this website should not be used anywhere else. Don't use your user name in other sites, don't write your user name in blogs or other locations. Also, remember that nothing you write on the web is really private, even information you put in unpublished lessons or private groups may be visible to other people who have broken Site security. So, be careful and think before you type and if you have any questions ask your Mom and Dad.
It is against the rules for users of our websites to ask other users their personal information such as their real name, IM name, address or phone number. If another user is asking you this information please report them to us. Also, remember not to ask other users this information yourself. Protect your real identity, and the identity of all of our users.
Remember, We Know You Already!
Our employees will never ask you for your email address, IM, or other account information. Don’t be fooled if someone contacts you pretending to be from this website wanting you to give them this information! We don't need your password. We can change you password anytime we want without your help. If in doubt, you can always send a message to us. If in Doubt, Ask Your Parents or Guardian If somebody says something to you, sends you something, or you see something that makes you uncomfortable, don’t look around or explore. Get your parents instead - they will know what to do. If this happens on this website, please let us know or have your parents let us know, and we will take the necessary action.
Comments in Forums
Our website authors rely on comments about facts, courses, and lessons to build a better and more positive learning experience. If someone leaves a comment that is mean or bothers you in your course or on your lesson, you can always delete the comment. If the comment is offensive, personal, or inappropriate, report the comment to us.
The Internet Is Large
- Unpublished Lessons To prevent unwanted comments on your lessons do not publish your lessons. When you create a lesson it is private to you and to authors you specify unless it is published or specifically added to a group. If you are creating a lesson for yourself or for a small private course and you do not want others to see the content of the lesson then do not publish the lesson. Once you publish a lesson any user of the website will be able to comment on your lesson.
- Private Courses Use private courses and invite only friends and family to share the lessons. This prevents others from posting to your course or lesson inappropriate or unwelcome comments.
This website could potentially have MILLIONS of different user every day, from every part of the world. Although most people are good, some are not. So please take care to protect yourself and other users by keeping everyone's personal information private, your identity a secret, your comments positive and helpful, and by using the reporting system to report abuse.
Make sure your parents know you are using this website. If you have any questions or if something on the site concerns you, let them know right away!