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hello, i'm jamie. i don't know what to say, i'm not good at this type of thing. well, hello i guess.

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Haha hey i'm Annalee! I'm 15. How old are you?


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Welcome to TeenConnect!

You will find the users of TeenConnect to be a group really nice teens who share advice and tips.

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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hey annalee, i'm 17. so, where are you from?


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I'm from California what about you?


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Hello my name is Chris i'm 15 gonna be 16 next week. Nice to meet you.


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Hello my name is Sarah and I'm 18. I live in California too. So, 7 what are you doing for your birthday? Anything fun?


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a little place in the middle of nowhere called northwood iowa. you all seem to be knowing each other.. is that a right assumtion? well hello chris, you are sounding cool. you too annalee and sarah.


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Most of us don't know each other in person, we're just good friends.


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oh ok, i am understanding now. looking over all topics i am seeing now how far in the past they are. i hope i will weave in to friendships eventually. =) i have seen some topics about being deleted? why does it happen? topics and people being erased?


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We remove content that is inappropriate for a message board aimed at teens or minors. We try to remove inappropriate language. We also don't want teens giving out their personal info such as last name, email address, phone number, usernames on other sites, and such. Protection of minors as this is designed to allow you all to speak pretty freely. But, this is a message board from a private non-profit, so we have the right to remove material not suited, as you agree to in the terms and conditions.

We want this to be a safe place for you all to interact. We try our best to keep it that way. Thank you for understanding. We don't often remove users, it takes a lot. Most times persons are just having problems with their username or password. I hope this helps.

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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okay i don't mind things taken down. i was wondering because i was looking on other board and there were contents that were unseen here on this one. teens use those too. i am not insulting or disagreeing with you. i am not wanting to be unliked here by staff or users either. i am just wondering of the difference in polacies. oh also, does anybody know any middle eastern languages?


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You are not insulting the staff. The difference is that this message board is associated with CareerConnect and also has a specific audience of teens. We can not control whether teens venture on to the other message boards. We try our best to provide a safe and spot.

If you would like some tips on utilizing the internet and social networking sites, please visit: www.OnGuardOnline.gov.

Truly, privacy is up to the user, you have to be smart and safe. We can only do so much, users have to be educated and help to protect themselves.

I will follow up with some other tips in another post.

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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Cool. Do you use a cane or guide dog? I use a cane.


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I use a cane. I love my cane, as it is a great tool that allows me to travel safely, in combination with my orientation and mobility skills. (I taught O&M for over a year too.) I would say that over 90 percent of Orientation and mobility is mental or cognitive (thinking).

I am not saying that I will never choose to get a guide dog, I could see myself doing so and know a lot of persons who work for a number of those organization.

Have a great Sunday!

Sincerely,
Joe S.
AFB Staff


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i use neither. i have enough sight so i can walk without.


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cool. me too :) what is your eye condition? I have ocular albinism.


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my eye condition is nothing. i was born with cataracts and the doctor who did the surgery injored my eyes.


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I use a cane as well and I love using it. It lets me travel safely around the school campus and my O and M teacher says that I have really good O and M skills. So how is everyone doing today? I'm doing good just trying my hardest to catch up on school workk I've been really good on that, and going to class on time, and so forth. When I saw my report card I have straight ays and one C minus. I take Math, world History, Read 180, adaptive P.E. I do math for 2 periods and it sucks heck. Anyway, hope to talk to you guys soon. Have a good day.
Windows 7.


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most all of my classes are AP. i am taking calculus, english 12 with a colege credit atached, even an entry to neuroscience class.


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I used to do Read 180.


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Hi everyone,
I could not take an ap class in my life. It would be to hard for me to do. It's good that all of you are doing good and for the people who are taking advanced classes I'm proudof you guys. Keep up the good work!


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