You will come across and find out about some great people on the internet,
those who design exciting websites on Geocities, others who run community interest
areas on Groups, as well as many people on their soapboxes in chatrooms - some
of which you may well end up inviting to join your friends list on Yahoo! Instant Messenger. Unfortunately some people you come across on the internet might not actually be who they seem. There are those who will try to set up offensive websites or Groups - and more sinisterly those who will use chat rooms as a means to try to take advantage of others - the most obvious example being paedophiles who may attempt to groom young people.
Here are some of the things that may happen to you on the internet that you
may find uncomfortable or upsetting.
- Somebody doing, or asking you to do something in a chat room or on instant messenger which
you are not comfortable with.
- A website that you find distressing, or which you suspect might contain illegal
- You find that someone is pretending to be you in a chatroom, or sending mails
or particpating in groups as if they were you.
- You keep getting emails, or invites to participate in a community, chat room or
messenger conversation that you don't want.
The best way to deal with unsolicited or upsetting correspondence is to ignore
it. If you are always careful about the sort of people you talk to and ask on
to your friends list - as well as make sure that you don't post information on the internet
which might help identify you in away that you are unhappy with or could leave
you vulnerable. If you keep to these guidelines you should have a better internet experience, will find the web a much better place to be and will
be better prepared to handle the small number of bad eggs out there.
If you see anything online which you think might be inappropriate you can check
our terms of service to see what our assessment
of what is an acceptable use of our network by our users is. Alternatively you
can just report the issue to our Customer Care team who will explore this for