Tickld - Your Safety While On Tickld

Your Safety While on Tickld Last Updated: 21 December 2013

1- Introduction

Your safety while on Tickld is very important to us. Having said that, we need your help to ensure Tickld is a safe and comfortable place for everybody.

Please be smart about what you share on Tickld. We strongly encourage you never to share personal information such as your email address, phone number, address or other personally identifiable information about yourself or others. Please make use of our reporting features and the contact us form if you're ever harassed or made to feel uncomfortable by another user. Above all, do not respond to comments that are inappropriate or abusive. We ask that you report and move on.

Please take a few minutes to read this page, and if you require any additional information after you have finished reading, scroll to the bottom of the page for links to helpful online safety resources.

2- Our Philosophy

It is our belief that your safety on Tickld requires a co-ordinated effort from everyone. We need your help to bring inappropriate behaviour to our attention by using one of the many reporting tools available on the website or by utilizing the contact us form. Once inappropriate behaviour has been brought to our attention, we promise to take swift and appropriate action. We need your help to create an environment that we can all share comfortably.

3- Our Part

In reviewing reports of abusive content, we remove anything that violates the Tickld Terms of Use. We also block anyone who violates the Terms of Use or makes Tickld an uncomfortable place for any community member. All reports are confidential.

4- Your Part

It is important to keep a few key safety precautions in mind while interacting with others on Tickld. We strongly encourage you not to share any personal information with anybody over Tickld. If you do choose to share any personal information, always ensure the individual you're sharing with is in fact who they say they are. Do not share information you are uncomfortable sharing. If you're concerned or suspicious, please contact us or ask the opinion of a trusted friend or adult.

5- Blocking Another User

We strongly recommend that you block any user whose conduct is inappropriate or unwelcome. Blocking a user will immediately prevent the blocked user from interacting with your user and prevent the blocked user from visiting your profile. The blocked user will still be able to view your comments and posts on the Site; however, they will be prevented from replying to your comments or commenting on your posts. The blocked user will be completely barred from accessing your profile. In order to block a user, you must visit the user's profile page and select the 'Block This User' option. If you require any assistance blocking a user, please do not hesitate to contact us. Please remember that we do not mediate disputes between users.

6- Tickld's Intended Audience

Tickld is not intended for use by anybody under the age of 13. You must be over the age of 13 to register an account on the Site. The Tickld Community is comprised of individuals of all ages; therefore, the humour, imagery and textual interaction on the Site may originate from mature individuals. We absolutely do not allow 'adult content' on Tickld; however, swear words, images intended for a more mature audience and sensitive topics regularly feature on the Site. Our 'Safe Mode' hides posts that have been deemed Not Safe For Work (NSFW) by the Site's users. NSFW posts are those which the user may not want to access in a public or formal setting such as at work or school. NSFW absolutely does not refer to adult content. Our Terms of Use, Upload Guidelines and Rules (in the sidebar on all content pages) provide further details regarding content allowed on Tickld.

7- Moderation

We, the administrators of Tickld, do not actively moderate the Site. Tickld provides a number of automated moderation tools to the wider community, which effectively control the content on the Site. The vote buttons, the various report links and the karma thumbs all play a part in ensuring objectionable content is quickly hidden from view.

Tickld is actively moderated by the Tickld User Moderators. The User Moderators are not remunerated for their participation. The User Moderators are keen users of the website who volunteer their time to ensure that Tickld remains a safe and comfortable place for everybody who visits. Generally, only where a post, comment or user is brought to our attention by way of a reporting feature, email or contact form will we become involved in enforcing the Terms of Use. Although we do not routinely browse the Site, we reserve the right to moderate and take action against a post, comment or user if we discover a Terms of Use violation on our own accord.

For additional information, please see our Moderation Policy.

8- Information for Parents and Guardians

Unless a user moderator or admin has deliberately blocked a specific individual, it is possible for any community member to communicate with any other community member on the Site via comments, on the community member’s profile page or if the community member has shared alternative contact information.

Tickld does not monitor communication between users, and we strongly advise all community members not to publish private information such as full contact details. Accidental publication of personal or contact details can easily be removed by the community member or by requesting its removal on the contact us form.

Most communication on Tickld occurs in an open, public, reviewable manner (even personal profile pages are readable by anybody). Note, however, that contrary to some sites directed towards youth, Tickld does not regularly patrol discussion pages or remove inappropriate comments; it only has volunteer user moderators, who may exclude people breaching civility rules, but who will not censor conversations, even if they deal with adult topics.

Community members and their parents and guardians must understand that any person, no matter how well or ill-motivated, is free to participate on Tickld unless and until they are brought to our attention.

Tickld does not require users to disclose their identities, and hence cannot remove or block an individual according to anything that pertains to their ‘real world’ identity, including criminal records. A minor, or anyone else, should never assume that if somebody has an account on Tickld, then they're safe to meet in person. Common sense must be applied where it most pertains, and in particular it must be remembered that anyone can pass themselves off as anyone on the Internet.

Tickld will nonetheless block the accounts of any users who appear to be using the site for inappropriate purposes, such as trying to form or legitimise relationships with minors. Please contact us immediately if such behaviour is suspected or observed.

The most useful piece of advice a parent or guardian can give is to never divulge any personally identifiable information (name, age, location, school) on Tickld – or anywhere else publicly available on the Internet for that matter. If you suspect a minor has posted their personal information on Tickld please contact us immediately.

9- Additional Resources

Childline - A free call centre that operates 24/7 in the UK. 0800 1111.

Kids Help Phone - Kids Help Phone is a free, anonymous and confidential phone and on-line professional counselling service for youth. Big or small concerns. 24/7. 365 days a year. 1-800-668-6868. (Canada).

Child Helpline International - Find a helpline in your country of residence.

BeatBullying - If you're being bullied, or are feeling a bit low, or are maybe troubled by something and you're not sure what to do or who to talk to, then BeatBullying is where you can go for help.

GLAAD - Promoting LGBT equality.

The Trevor Project - Providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth.

Child Internet Safety UK - Providing resources for children, teens, parents and educators on the topic of child Internet safety.

Kids Internet Safety Guide - An interactive Internet safety resource.

ConnectSafely - ConnectSafely is for parents, teens, educators, advocates, policy makers – everyone engaged in and interested in the impacts of the social Web.

Think U Know - CEOP Information.

Chat Danger - A site all about the potential dangers on interactive services online like chat, IM, online games, email and on mobiles.

Childnet International - A non-profit organisation working with others to help make the internet a great and safe place for children.

Action for Children - Action for Children supports and speaks out for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people, for as long as it takes to make a difference in their lives...