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UNDER 15? Please read this first

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edited 15. Dec 2014, 14:41 in Young people's community
Under 15 policy
Terms and conditions of use (extract)

In accordance with the Home Office good practice guide for child protection on the internet, users of this system must be 15 or over, or supervised by an adult if 14 or under. (clause 2.5)

What this means

The Arthritis Care forums are open to the general public, contain private messaging and are not pre-moderated. Whilst we have services for young people (see below) we do not allow unsupervised use of the forum by people we know to be 14 years old or under.

If you are under 15 and want to post on the website we recommend that your parent or guardian creates an account, for themselves, on the website and logs you in each time you wish to use the forum.

Please do not disclose your exact age or any personal details about yourself whilst using the forum.
We recommend you do NOT use private messaging which is not moderated.
Other services for young people

The Source Under 15 policy
Terms and conditions of use (extract)

In accordance with the Home Office good practice guide for child protection on the internet, users of this system must be 15 or over, or supervised by an adult if 14 or under. (clause 2.5)

What this means

The Arthritis Care forums are open to the general public, contain private messaging and are not pre-moderated. Whilst we have services for young people (see below) we do not allow unsupervised use of the forum by people we know to be 14 years old or under.

If you are under 15 and want to post on the website we recommend that your parent or guardian creates an account, for themselves, on the website and logs you in each time you wish to use the forum.

Please do not disclose your exact age or any personal details about yourself whilst using the forum.
We recommend you do NOT use private messaging which is not moderated.
Other services for young people

The Source http://www.arthritiscare.org.uk/PublicationsandResources/Someonetotalkto/Helpline/TheSource

The Source offers confidential and free direct support for young people and also the parents and families of kids with JIA.
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