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Heather
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I just wanted to remind all of you to be very cautious here about privacy. Your own, for sure, but perhaps even more so, about that of others who aren't aware you're posting anything about them here and aren't choosing to post about their own lives themselves.

In other words, if you choose to post here telling someone else's story or talking about someone else's personal life, you need to make sure you are very carefully protecting their privacy, which includes being as vague as possible about anything which might identify them like their age, where they live, what they look like, where they go to school, specific events in their life history, their name or other specific details.

Obviously, you also just want to be as sure as you can it's appropriate to share something about someone else in a public forum like this, especially if you are not asking their permission.

If what you're sharing is really about you, and you're being very vague, that's usually not an issue, but if what you're sharing is really all or mostly about them, and/or you are not safeguarding their privacy well and also don't have their permission to post about their own stuff in the first place, that's really not okay.

Thanks!

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Heather Corinna, Executive Director & Founder, Scarleteen
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