Scouts-L Mail Archive for June of 1999: Re: Scout chatroom and youth protection
Re: Scout chatroom and youth protection
Wed, 9 Jun 1999 13:15:07 -0400
In response, I have a few points:
1) A nickname can be used and true identity is not revealed. An email
address is required, but can only be viewed by administrators.
2) Anything that me, or one of the superusers deems to not be in line
with scouting goals andconduct (the scout oath and law as guidelines) will
be removed and the offended party warned/removed.
3) In the case of harassment, there is a command which scripts the
conversation and will be viewed by myself personally. If it is
innappropriate, I will handle it with the appropriate people (if nothing
else, I can see the site the person is logged in from). I will make sure
that instructions for using the command are displayed before anyone logs
in - those changes will be made tonight.
A major portion of scouting is about idea sharing and meeting new people
around the world. I do not think is fair to exclude people because of
their age, I do not believe in that. Last night, a 13 year old boy who
just made first class logged on, and seemed excited at the prospect of
being able to meet new people from across the country or world.
Private conversations on the chat are exactly that, private. However, if
they are abusive or offensive, the program has built in features to deal
with this. Any suggestions for improving security I am open to. However,
I firmly believe in this idea - and I'll tell you, this is not the first
scout related chatroom. In fact, this list is shared by youths and adults
- what's the difference?
P.S.> If you respond, please cc: me, since I have this list set on digest.