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The dangers of the online world, i.e. online predators and you.
Posted 8/1/08 , edited 8/18/08
PS: Morons, who don't care about it, and want to make a joke out of this serious issue, stay the hell out of this thread! Thanks.

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Since I didn’t see any threads, that would help to prevent children to get involved with the wrong people online, I thought I need to make a thread about it, especially since CR is providing mostly media that is attracting children it is a perfect place for pedos, pervs,(online predators) etc. who like to abuse the naivety of children.

I am doing this thread, because I’ve noticed that here on CR in the forum, are quite a lot of stalker threads, such as: Where do you live? What’s your name? etc. and as well did I notice that there are quite a lot of kids who are stupid enough to post their real phone number/address/full name in the chat and the forum. The joke is that not just kids get caught by the online predators, even adults and teenies fall for it, as some people are really good at manipulating with someone else's mind.

If you don’t feel like reading the whole piece in the spoiler(It's just a little story-like way of how you could get into such a situation) and what is below it, then at least read the whole bit on the upper side of the first spoiler, to see what you definitely shouldn’t do online, to prevent these sad things to happen to you. It’s for your own sake!

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To put it short:
• Avoid to give out your identity
• Avoid to give out your address, location, phone number
• Trust the people of the online world just to a certain extent, i.e. don’t tell them too much about yourself, especially not things that can be used against you in any form
• Avoid to get into a private chat with a person who is always talking about sex, perverted stuff, etc. They will be prolly only wanting to cyber with you, get you to send them pics of yourself, try to manipulate you to do this and that for them( e.g. sending nude pics, having online ‘sex’ with you)
• Avoid to put up (nude, half naked) pics of yourself where it would be very easy to alter them into a sexual object if you are not ready to live with the consequences of it (for example: you put up nude pics of yourself? They might be soon available everywhere). Keep in mind once you sent those embarrassing pics of yourself you can’t undo it!!
• NEVER meet up with the online lovers/friends, if you are not 100% sure of what could await you once you’ll meet up with them. Sadly it is happening quite often these days, that some naive kids are meeting up with their online friends/lovers, and some disturbing things happen: rape, abuse, etc.
• Is someone sexually harrassing you via pm? Block them, or/and report them to a mod. (But please don’t make a joke of it, as in putting someone on purpose in the wrong light if they clearly never did anything to you, that would be unfair of you, and not good in general)
• Is someone trying to manipulate you to do things you don’t want to do? Avoid them, block them on your messengers, account, etc.
• Do they sadly already have things, embarrassing pics or vids of you with which they are trying to push you further into these ‚evil‘ acts? Don’t let them get you, sadly what has been done can’t be undone, nor can this material get deleted from their files, so you’ll have to live with that. Block them on every messenger, etc. And possibly report them, so that other people won’t have to go through the same shit you had to go through.
• Avoid to talk about sex, or being too flirtuous on chats, messengers, you’ll only attract perverts, pedos with this kind of actions.
• Don’t believe everything what the people say online, don’t be naive about it. The internet is made for liars.
• NEVER post your real phone number in the chat/forum nor the number of someone you know!
• Don't unnecessarily try to get attention(attention whoring), you'll eventually attract the attention from the wrong people.
• You should as well avoid stalker threads such as: Where do you live? What's your name? etc.
• You saw a thread about an inappropriate topic that is not conforming to the PG13 rules of CR? Report it. :P


PS: Of course it would be best if you would as well read everything that goes past this line ---->

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Sadly around 80% of child victims go willingly with the subject(the predator). But keep in mind that most of them are under the age of 16, and have yet not fully developed a mental capacity to match wits with a 25-40 year old adult, who has been targeting children for quite a while now. They are unknowingly brainwashed and recruited by the predator, which leads them to do illogical, unintelligent decisions. Sometimes it just gets out of control... Instead of calling them stupid for having gotten into such an embarrassing situation, help them, because we all do stupid things, and if the situation is demanding for the help of someone else, then we would all be glad to have someone who can help us out of this precarious situation. As well keep in mind that it takes a lot of courage for the person to confess to you that they've gotten into such an embarrassing situation, so don't laugh at them. Help them.

Most predators who do this for a longer time now, have a system. Basically their only purpose/goal is to find a vulnerable target so that they can fulfill their desires. To make this easier, they catalog their buddies, i.e. they know when they are online, and what they like and dislike, etc.
Predators look for that child that's more open, that's more vulnerable. And sadly there are so many of them....

But, most of these crimes mainly involve adolescents. Even though the teenagers generally find out pretty quickly/know that they are talking to an adult who is interested in sex, they continue the conversation. Why? They are teens online, some of them from a troubled background, some of them with issues of abuse or sexual orientation issues. They come online, seeking for information about sex, for buddies, and even for romance. And the adults(predators) know that. Eventually they'll meet up with them, having some 'special' feelings towards the adult. And quite often it ends up in sexual abuse, rape, murder, etc..

But the problem are not just online predators, but as well cyber-stalkers, harassers...

Story-like way of how you could get involved into things you never wanted to:


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For people who don't know how to block/report/squelch(ignore) someone's messages/inappropriate thread/user, go read this---->
How to block someone from sending you messages (after CR standards):
1. Click on your inbox.
2. Once your inbox page has loaded go to 'Settings'

3. Write the correct username of the person you want to block. Click the 'Add User to Block List' button.


How to get rid of annoying sexual harassment on chat (after CR standards):
1. Write /squelch username (of course you must not typo the username :P)into the chat tab, and then click enter, the chat window will inform you if you've squelched the person. (How to unsquelch a person? Instead of 'squelch' write 'unsquelch')
- Of course this can be as well used to get rid of annoying spammers or anything of that kind as the squelch feature disables the user's post to appear on your chat window, so you won't be forced to read what the person writes, it's something like 'putting someone on ignore'. :P
- Plus there is as well the new /dnd feature, this will only disable whispers though, so that nobody can whisper to you. ^^


How to report someone, i.e. inappropriate user (after CR standards):
1. Go to the profile of the user you want to report.
2. On the left lower corner(where your favs are listed) there should be a report button. Click on it.

3. Fill out the report window that will pop up. After having filled out the report tag, press 'ok'. Another window will pop up, confirming that the user has been reported to the moderators.

PS: Don't forget that having evidence is very important, to prove that you are not just making something up. Even though photoshop can be abused to alter messages, etc. in an almost barely noticeable way, screenshots of private messages/whispers in the chat/forums posts that are not conforming to the PG13 rules of CR would be still very helpful to support your accusation(i.e. report). Without evidence, there is no case. =/
IMPORTANT: Remember reporting someone is serious business. Don't abuse this feature, or you can say goodbye to CR! >:P

How to report an inappropriate thread/post on the forum (after CR standards):
1. Make sure that the thread doesn't conform to the PG13 rules of CR, for example like this one-->

2. To report the thread go to the first page of the thread, to the first post(OP), on the right lower corner of the first post should be the report button, on which you click.

3. Fill out the report window that will pop up, for example like this--->

4. Click the 'ok' button, now another window will pop up to confirm that the post/thread has been reported.
- You can as well report a single post that consists of inappropriate material. ^^

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Important references which you should keep in mind while using CR, i.e. CR's privacy policy, terms of use:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/privacy, http://www.crunchyroll.com/tos

Important piece of CR's Privacy policy:

Pieces and bits of the terms of use of which you definitely should be aware of:
You shouldn't do any of the following mentioned in the spoiler, to avoid to support the bad intentions of a few individuals-->

Interactions between Crunchyroll Users.



~ To avoid to make someone's computer/connection lag, I put the 'helpful' pics and longer bits of text into spoilers. None of the spoilers contain Non-PG13 material! ^^

PS: Feel free to pm a mod, if you are in such a sticky situation, and you don't know what to do about, they'll surely help you, that's what they are here for! Don't feel ashamed about it, the mods will adequately solve the issue with you, while respecting your privacy at the same time.
http://www.crunchyroll.com/staff<---- CR staff.

I might have forgotten to mention a few things, if you think that there is something important missing in the OP just PM me about it, and I'll eventually add it up.
Thanks for helping to prevent this kind of things from happening. I’ll thank you in beforehand for your concern and help. ^^

Thanks for having red the whole post.

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Posted 8/1/08
This sounds familiar. Just remember, kids, your privacy is your responsibility! Be wise and practice prudence in giving out sensitive information.
Posted 8/1/08 , edited 8/1/08

edsamac wrote:

This sounds familiar. Just remember, kids, your privacy is your responsibility! Be wise and practice prudence in giving out sensitive information.


<.< I know, but I needed to do it, to at least help to prevent this kind of things to happen and to contribute to this site in a good way.

It deserves a sticky! D:< I kidd I kidd
Posted 8/1/08
I am a innocent 14 year old vulnerable to pedophiles
Posted 8/1/08
I had a friend whose sister was chatting it up with some 30 year old pervert and he kept trying to persuade her to meet in real life lol. We saw this shit and me and my friends took advantage of her identity and we started to fuck with the guy on MSN by pretending to be her, we started posting fake pictures of lil girls lol and the pervert was like "OMG You're so sexy, I'd really love to meet up with you in real life". After having a really long conversation with him we noticed he wouldn't stop trying to persuade us to meet in person and kept saying stuff like "We will have lots of fun!" we decided to setup a meeting with this fool and then we called the cops on him and he was arrested after that LOL.
Posted 8/1/08 , edited 8/1/08
OP is waaaaaaaaaaaaay too long! I got a feeling dat d 'p.s.' part was directed at me?
i think the 'stalker threads' are more like 'curiosity threads' thank you very much!

If ur a kid and ur reading this, dnt buddy me unless ur gna gimme ur address, fone number etc etc so i can chat u up and stalk u, and ultimately...mwhahaha!
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my friends chatted to a college student and shes 13 xD they met in maple story no.1 gaming place to meet stranger this is good i dont like online relation ships or i would of ended up as my friend lolz

P.S they never met only in msn and they still talk >,> wow
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J0hNNy2 wrote:

I had a friend whose sister was chatting it up with some 30 year old pervert and he kept trying to persuade her to meet in real life lol. We saw this shit and me and my friends took advantage of her identity and we started to fuck with the guy on MSN by pretending to be her, we started posting fake pictures of lil girls lol and the pervert was like "OMG You're so sexy, I'd really love to meet up with you in real life". After having a really long conversation with him we noticed he wouldn't stop trying to persuade us to meet in person and kept saying stuff like "We will have lots of fun!" we decided to setup a meeting with this fool and then we called the cops on him and he was arrested after that LOL.



that is soo COOOOOOOOOOOL!!!! omg u must be smart ^-^
Posted 8/1/08

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J0hNNy2 wrote:

I had a friend whose sister was chatting it up with some 30 year old pervert and he kept trying to persuade her to meet in real life lol. We saw this shit and me and my friends took advantage of her identity and we started to fuck with the guy on MSN by pretending to be her, we started posting fake pictures of lil girls lol and the pervert was like "OMG You're so sexy, I'd really love to meet up with you in real life". After having a really long conversation with him we noticed he wouldn't stop trying to persuade us to meet in person and kept saying stuff like "We will have lots of fun!" we decided to setup a meeting with this fool and then we called the cops on him and he was arrested after that LOL.



that is soo COOOOOOOOOOOL!!!! omg u must be smart ^-^


Smart? No lol we just wanted to fuck with the guy to see how desperate he is, have some gay cybers with him and then throw him the news that he was cybering with 3 guys the whole time, and not my friend's lil sister lol
Posted 8/1/08
true..i try to be careful..but i won't meet up with someone i met online..i know better...
Posted 8/1/08
Again, last warning, everyone who disrespects the seriousness of this issue, will get reported by me! And I'll promise you that I'll make sure to get you banned!
Posted 8/1/08 , edited 8/1/08

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lolz xD did u throw him in the news?


Nope, because we wanted to get his ass arrested. He wouldn't stop asking to meet in person and would say some weird shit to persuade us like "We can go watch a movie together, you like movies right?" or "I know you like the mall I can go buy you that beautiful purse and shoes you always wanted." The police searched through his computer and found him having conversations with like 4-5 other young girls, which he also was trying to persuade them to meet in real life. I don't know what is going on with him now but I seriously hope he is in jail cause we don't need those kind of people in society.

It would have been nice to tell him he was cybering with 3 guys :(, I would commit suicide if I found out that happened to me lol

Oh yeah he was also posing as a 20 year old white guy, and prob stole pictures from Myspace or Facebook.
Posted 8/1/08
another danger would be the online retards >.> stay away from them
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iv never met up with anyone from the internet.

cause im sensible.
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