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This page contains some tips to remain safe on the Scratch website.
This page contains some tips to remain safe on the Scratch website. It contains Scratch-specific tips only, not general internet safety tips.
 
  
 
*Keep personal information private. Don't share your email address, phone number, or other personal contact information.
 
*Keep personal information private. Don't share your email address, phone number, or other personal contact information.
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* When sharing music you created with Audacity, Garageband, etc., check to see if your name or personal information has been added on in the credits.
 
* When sharing music you created with Audacity, Garageband, etc., check to see if your name or personal information has been added on in the credits.
 
* Mac OS X tends to put your name on Garageband projects. To clear this,
 
* Mac OS X tends to put your name on Garageband projects. To clear this,
#Open the file in Finder
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*#Open the file in Finder
#Right-click, navigate to Get Info...
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*#Right-click, navigate to Get Info...
#In the new panel, you will see two text boxes with your name in them, put your Scratch username in them.
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*#In the new panel, you will see two text boxes with your name in them; put your Scratch username in them.
  
 
===Sharing images===
 
===Sharing images===
 
* When sharing images on the [[Scratch_Forums | Scratch forums]], host the images on a non-personal domain. A personal family site is not a good idea.
 
* When sharing images on the [[Scratch_Forums | Scratch forums]], host the images on a non-personal domain. A personal family site is not a good idea.
 
* Do not use your email to host them.
 
* Do not use your email to host them.
* Do not use local file paths (i.e. file:///someone/somewhere/something.png). They won't work and might give away personal information.
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* Do not use local file paths (i.e. file:///someone/somewhere/something.png or C:/Users/Yourname/Documents/image.jpg). They won't work and might give away personal information.
 
* With an external paint editor, black out personal information from screenshots.
 
* With an external paint editor, black out personal information from screenshots.
 
[[Category:Scratch Culture]]
 
[[Category:Scratch Culture]]

Revision as of 08:24, 2 April 2012

This page contains some tips to remain safe on the Scratch website.

  • Keep personal information private. Don't share your email address, phone number, or other personal contact information.

File sharing

Sharing music

  • When sharing music you created with Audacity, Garageband, etc., check to see if your name or personal information has been added on in the credits.
  • Mac OS X tends to put your name on Garageband projects. To clear this,
    1. Open the file in Finder
    2. Right-click, navigate to Get Info...
    3. In the new panel, you will see two text boxes with your name in them; put your Scratch username in them.

Sharing images

  • When sharing images on the Scratch forums, host the images on a non-personal domain. A personal family site is not a good idea.
  • Do not use your email to host them.
  • Do not use local file paths (i.e. file:///someone/somewhere/something.png or C:/Users/Yourname/Documents/image.jpg). They won't work and might give away personal information.
  • With an external paint editor, black out personal information from screenshots.
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