Veiligheid

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xat was created to be a fun, social place for everyone. Unfortunately, there are some users who come online with bad intentions of inflicting some type of harm onto others. This guide is here in order to give tips and advice to help you be safe online.

Veiligheidstips

  • Je moet nooit persoonlijke gegevens aan iemand afgeven, (inclusief je gsm nummers, e-mailadressen en wachtwoorden).
  • Verzin een passende en unieke nickname die je makkelijk kunt gebruiken en kunt onthouden, niet je echte naam.
  • Je moet nooit met iemand van internet afspreken. Vergeet niet dat zij vreemden zijn. Afspreken met iemand die je nog nooit in het echt gezien hebt, is altijd een risico. Wees altijd voorzichtig met wie je vertrouwt op het internet.
  • Plaats geen persoonlijke informatie op je xatspace profiel.
  • Als iemand je ongemakkelijk maakt, klik dan op hun naam en de "Negeer" knop.
  • Klik niet op links bij mensen die je niet kent, het zou een poging kunnen zijn om je persoonlijke gegevens te stelen.
  • Meest belangrijk, wees voorzichtig met wie je vertrouwt. Sommige mensen hebben geen goede bedoelingen.

Ignore and Banning

How to ignore a user.

If you stumble upon a user who's making you feel uncomfortable, you may click their name and click "Ignore", or if you are in a private chat with them, type /t. This prevents the user from sending messages to you and unless you're a moderator or higher, you can't see any messages they send in chat.

Note: Ignore only lasts 12 hours.

If the chat you are on has any rules against harassment, you may contact a staff member and report their behaviour.

If all else fails, you always have the ability to find another chat on xat.com/groups.

Hacking Threats

xat has implemented technologies to try and keep your personal identifiable information safe from malicious users. All of your personal information is secured on our own servers not accessible to other users. It is important to never click on links that a malicious or even normal user has presented to you. They are likely trying to Phish you. We have confidence that by following this guide and using xat.com sensibly, you will be protected against hackers.

Inappropriate Language

Masked inappropriate language.

If somebody is using bad language, you may ignore them to stop receiving these messages. You can also click your name, and check "Hide inappropriate words". This will automatically replace any bad word with symbols and a gray background, to show that a bad word was used. Clicking this symbol will show the bad word, so only click if you are comfortable with viewing inappropriate words!

Inappropriate Chats

If you find a chat that has inappropriate content in the background, description, or anywhere on the chat, please confirm that it is in violation of our terms of service, and if so, click "Inappropriate" at the bottom right of the chat box and fill out the information. This will send a report to xat and we will take appropriate action.

Inappropriate Profiles

If you find an inappropriate profile, click "Inappropriate" at the top right, and fill out the form. If they have an advanced profile (using me power), then use the popup menu at the bottom left and, again, click the "Inappropriate" option.

This will send a report to xat where it will be dealt with accordingly, with no further contact to you.

Further Safety Information

You may also want to check out these sites which have info on general safety tips which can be applied to all sites, including xat: