Safety First

Safety First — Too Good To Be True?

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Jamaa is a great place for Jammers from all over the world to play and explore! Sadly, just like in the real world, sometimes there are Jammers who try to ruin everyone else’s fun by being mean, scamming, and trying to cheat the AJ Rules!

Some of you might receive trade requests that sound too good to be true. If a Jammer is offering you lots of expensive items (like gold or silver bricks, for example) for something that is pretty common, that might mean that they got their items by cheating the AJ Rules!

We want to keep Jamaa a fun and safe place, so please do your part and don’t encourage or help any Jammers that try to cheat!

Online Safety Month – Spreading the Word in Animal Jam and Offline

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Are you learning about Online Safety in school?  Lots of teachers spend time teaching their students how to stay safe on their computers, tablets, phones and other devices. You can help too!  Spread the word in Animal Jam, at school, and to your friends about how how you make sure you are being safe.  If you need some things to say, check out the Animal Jam rules.

Here are some of our favorite tips:

  • Play nice! You don’t like it when people are mean to you, so don’t be mean to others.
  • Use kind words! Animal Jam does not tolerate any bullying, inappropriate, hateful or bad language.
  • Do not engage in unsafe or inappropriate gameplay! Animal Jam does not tolerate activities involving inappropriate relationships and themed parties.
  • Do not ask for or give personal info to others! This can mean your full name, phone number, home address, email address, school name, or your username and password to Animal Jam or any other site.
  • Cheaters never prosper! This includes scamming players for gems or not being honest in a trade. And using cheat codes or any other additional program other than what Animal Jam provides could break our game and ruin everyone’s fun.
  • Report and log off! If someone makes you feel bad or uncomfortable, you have the right to report them. There are in-game tools to help you block and report troublesome players. And be sure to tell your mom, dad, or a trusted grown up. Remember: it is OK to protect yourself!

Online Safety Month – Safety On The Go

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Here are some of our favorite safety tips for when you use a cell phone or a wifi device, at home or on-the-go:

 - Think about who you give your phone number to – you don’t know where it might end up!

- If you receive a mean, annoying, or inappropriate text save it for evidence but don’t reply to it. If you reply you are likely to get yourself into trouble too. Tell an adult you trust or report it to your school or mobile phone operator.

- Before you enter personal details onto a website, check where your information will go by reading the terms and conditions and privacy policy with your parents, and looking at user reviews about the website.

- Be very suspicious if things online appear too good to be true
– they probably are!

- Keep your passwords to yourself

- Respect yourself and others online.

As we celebrate Online Safety Awareness this month, think about other rules you have in your house about how to stay safe online.