What should I do when my e-Buddy asks me for personal information that we are not supposed to share? For example, last week she asked me if I use instant messenger, and she sent me her IM user name! I know e-Buddies aren’t supposed to share any personal information like that!
Wondering in Wisconsin
You are correct that e-Buddies are not allowed to share personal information such as instant messenger addresses, street addresses, phone numbers, or actual e-mail addresses. I suggest politely reminding your e-Buddy of the rules – there is a good chance she just forgot. You should also alert a member of the e-Buddies staff, just to be safe. If your e-Buddy continues to write personal information the e-Buddies staff can step in and ask her to please stop.
Remember, you can review the Code of Conduct at any time by visiting this link: /about/conduct.html.
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