An Important Message About Online Safety

Discussion in 'Server Information' started by Shazepe, Sep 16, 2021.

  1. Shazepe

    Shazepe Admin Admin

    Hi Safe Survival community!

    We have a couple things we would like to address. We’ve seen a lot of the likes of grooming, sexual assault, coercion and similar player reports throughout the time Safe Survival has been around. We would like to take a stronger stance and make more resources available to people in and outside of our community, as this is meant to be a safe space for everyone.

    A new channel has been created to share information and for reporting to the staff team anonymously. #online-safety is used for non-helpop and non-urgent reports. Please use this channel when you feel needed to report grooming, sexual assault, player/staff reports and/or other personal and private things that don’t belong in helpop/urgent reports channel. Or if you don't feel comfortable to personally contact a staff member about it. The report form can be found at:
    https://forms.gle/Wgkn1vV8GGHzAFaeA

    All of the moderators DM’s are open. Please feel free to message us. @Admin @Moderator @Assistant/Chat Moderator:

    Staying safe online is important to anyone and everyone. This includes certain behaviours and information sharing. We would like to have a little refresher for everyone! This also may be new information to some people!

    1. Do not share any personal information no matter who it is, or how long you've been talking to them. Don't share your name - first, middle, or last. This includes any info about your location, state/provance. Also don't share any pictures of yourself, your family, your pets, or any pictures you've taken on your phone - as these can contain information about your phone and location.

    Be cautious of strangers asking any personal or other strange questions, you do not have to answer them. Blocking someone you're not comfortable talking to is always ok, and your decision. Groomers will commonly try to ask less personal questions, and talk casually so they can gain your trust and ask for personal information later.

    2. Grooming, sexual assault, sexual coercion, etc. is NOT tolerated in this community or this online vicinity. This is not a normal experience. Young players should especially be cautious. Please use the anonymous report form in #online-safety, try contacting staff, or a trusted friend/family member. You can also contact a relevant hot line (linked below) and/or can take legal action depending on the situation. Staff will take action any time we see a situation like this.

    3. Discord is not the only place where this can occur, please follow the same rules and be cautious on any social media. This includes Facebook, Tiktok, Instagram, Snapchat, and anywhere you interact with other people online.

    Hotlines:
    There are plenty of resources available to help you, please do not hesitate if you need them.

    Suicide Prevention: 800-273-8255
    National Sexual Assault Hotline: 800-656-4673
    Violence / Sexual Abuse / Etc. Text & Chat Hotline (UK):
    https://www.runawayhelpline.org.uk/advice
    You can also call your local police non-emergency phone number.

    More Resources:
    https://www.internetmatters.org/issues/online-grooming/resources/
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines
     
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