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Reminder to Users

Hey guys,
I just wanted to remind you that it is not a good idea to share your personal information such as: phone number, email address, last name, name of your high school, friends' full names, skype name, facebook name, myspace name, twitter name, instant message names and so on. This is to help to protect you and allow you to utilize the internet in a safe manner.

I really believe you discuss a lot of important topics while chatting on here and I am glad you enjoy it. I just want you all to be safe. I think a lot of other teens with visual impairments will learn from reading some of your threads or subjects. You have discussed many matters that teens with visual impairments have to deal with while transitioning.

Thank you all for your great contributions! Enjoy life, experience it, and get out there and be a part of it!

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff

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Hi joe. I know about the info part but where if we want to post like contact info to where if we want to maybe talk about something that we wouldn't wnat to know where we post that just asking. Sorry for putting that up there I didn't know that was against the rules or amything. But anyways just asking Thanks Kevin


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Sorry about jaws was acting weird I meant was if we wanted to talk about something that we wouldn't wnat tthe board to know about or something is what I meant there. TThanks Kevin


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I understand completely. I have gotten in to a world of trouble like that and it is a good thing that you reminded me. Well, later Joe!


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probably internet safety.


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I totally understand your want or need to speak in person to the other users. A social networking piece of AFB's FamilyConnect site is in the works. We hope to expand that technology to CareerConnect which includes TeenConnect.

I think it is important to be able to interact with other teens and other teens with visual impairments. It is hard for me to say where you could post it. The thing is that everyone sees that information and it could leave you open to unsavery internet users. Not saying that we have those on this board, but I really want you all to be save about this stuff when on the internet in general. We work to keep this message board as safe as possible, hence why I am strict about stuff like that. It isn't anything personal, just want you all to be safe.

I will talk to some others here at AFB about what we could do give you that opportunity to interact. I know some of you have been able to connect with others via other sites and all. I am glad that you all value each other and the opinions you share. This is all I can tell you for now.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday!

Sincerely,

Joe S.
AFB Staff


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Thank you for reminding me, joe! I have had some unsafe experiencef like that on the internet myself. I hope you have had a great weekend!


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Hi all joe that is neet hat can be maybe used I hope to help in test it all of us in fact when it is ready for such testing Have a good day. Thanks Kevin


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I hope you don't mind Kevin but could you make that last reply a little more more clear so I can understand it please?


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I think Kevin was hoping that we could utilize more aspects of the social networking that AFB is building into the site.

He was hoping for a place to be able to chat with others or a place where it would be possible to share more information. That was what I got from his message.

He would like more capabilities for you as a user.

Hope that helps. We are working on it and then we would bring it over to CareerConnect. It will start with FamilyConnect.

Sincerely,
Joe S.


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oh thanks Joe.


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Yes joe you got it right sorry if I wasn't clear on that sometimes I end up typeing so fast or my jaws acts up to a point to where It won't read edit boxes at times so I don't see where I have to put spaces or that. Anyways it is all good for now. Have a good day all. Thanks Kevin


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Kevin,
I know exactly what you are talking about, one day it will keep up with us.

Enjoy your week!

Joe S.


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How was your weekend?


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