Taking part in online forums

Forums provide you with a space to talk to other like-minded people with similar interests, concerns or issues. You can find a topic on just about any subject and get involved without revealing your identity.

While forums can be a source of comfort, motivation and even friendship, use the same caution as you would any other social networking site:

  • Keep your personal information private. Spammers will look for email addresses and any other details on forums and sites that aren't secure.
  • If you choose to include an email address, create a secondary one through Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo! Mail or other similar service.

Remember that you're talking to strangers, no matter how friendly you become. You never know who's on the other side.

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