Online safety and best practices
By engaging in an online community, like Mobcup, you are potentially
exposing yourself to safety risks. Here are some basic tips that we
recommend you practice while interacting with people on Mobcup.
Don't share personal information with people you meet on Mobcup.
Personal information means "information that can be used to uniquely
identify, contact, or locate a single person or can be used with other
sources to uniquely identify a single individual". Here are some
examples of personal information:
- Full name
Facebook ID or other similar IDs
Websites containing information described above or information
about your relatives, friends etc.
Think twice before you share your email or instant messaging address
with people on Mobcup. The person you shared it with may not be the
one he/she claimed to be and his/her intentions may not be fully
- Don't send personal pictures to people you meet on Mobcup.
Be careful when opening files sent from people on Mobcup. They can be
harmful to your computer or it may not be the content that you think
We discourage having real-life meetings with people you met on Mobcup.
If you feel safe and still want to do it, you should follow these
Always consult your parents or a trusted adult before you decide
to meet someone. If possible, bring an adult to the encounter.
Let people know where you're going and when you'll be back from
Always arrange the meeting in a very public place like a popular
coffee shop, a busy shopping mall, or similar place.
If you decide to tell someone your age and/or gender, be honest about
it. Being dishonest about your age/gender can lead to awkward, and
potentially dangerous situations.
Take threats, cyberbullying and other illegal activity seriously! If
you feel that someone is threatening, bullying or performing other
illegal activities to you, or someone else on Mobcup - be quick to
report this behavior to Mobcup. If you know or suspect that a criminal
act has taken place or may happen, report the case to your local
We recommend that you take a look at these resources for more