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Adult Content Policy ~ A brief guide for parents

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    Posted: 30 Jun 2009 at 4:35pm
DreamWorlds Adult Content Policy ~ A brief guide for parents & guardians
(also for those who do not wish to use our adults only forum)

Whilst the majority of the main forums on DreamWorlds are, and will remain, family-friendly (at PG13 level and no registrations accepted for persons under the age of 13) there is a perceived need for some areas to allow adult content and so this is to advise parents and guardians of young members, under the age of 18, of the safeguards set up to ensure that no person below the age of 18 can access or post in such areas.

General criteria for permitted adult content are as follows -

1. There is only 1 area on the DreamWorlds website that allows adult only content to be posted. Access by any member under the age of 18 to this area is automatically denied. This designated area is named -
  • FreeWorlds: in this forum we create personal sub-forum 'homes' for adult members to produce and share adult-oriented content with others, whether in roleplay, writing fan-fiction or other interactive activities.
  • within the FreeWorlds forum we also operate guidelines to exclude adult content that implies or portrays the participation of minors in any manner in view of the family-friendly culture in place throughout the rest of the site. We also ensure our adult members are made aware of these limitations and comply with them at all times

2. In addition to an automatic bar to access by minors, persons over the age of 18 who have no interest in using the FreeWorlds may request membership of our Family Member group at any time, which gives them access to all the family-friendly forums, but not to the FreeWorlds.
This optional membership group is available to all adult members of DreamWorlds at any time* and by the same token may be changed back to the mainstream membership groups should the person decide they do wish to access FreeWorlds forum.

Any adult member who does not wish to use our adults area should PM the Site Managers (Jano, Miah or Nurbor) to request membership of the Family Members group.
* this option does not apply to adult members of the DreamWorlds Admin Team who must retain access to all active forums on the site.

3. As the FreeWorlds forum is for adult members only the Young Members Group (those under the age of 18), the Family Members Group and the Guest Group (non-members of DreamWorlds) are not admitted to this area under any circumstances
  • Any member not abiding by the adult members only rule which infringement leads to any Young Member being able to view, become aware of, or take part in any activity within the FreeWorlds forum will be dealt with severely and this will result in deletion of that members Home (if the Owner) and/or their permanent exclusion from all areas of the DreamWorlds site 

4. When you become a member of DreamWorlds registration requirements will include provision of your date of birth. This information is so those under the age of 18 are without exception entered into the Young Members Grouping and so automatically excluded from entry to any board in the personal sub-forum areas in FreeWorlds, whether or not they contain adult content
This is done automatically by setting the permissions to exclude Young Members from access to FreeWorlds altogether

5. Only members of DreamWorlds who are 18 years of age or over may access any of the personal sub-forums in FreeWorlds
Guest viewing is not permitted in this forum at all and adult members who do not wish to use the forum may opt to join the Family Group at any time (except members of the Admin Team as stated in section 2 above).


What happens if a guest or a member under 18 (or of the Family Group) tries to access a board with adult content?

They simply will not be able to see any menu or screen view that might link to such a page or the higher level of the FreeWorlds forum.
Even if they have been given a link to an adult content page, this is the only information they will see when they try to view it.

 
If you have any further queries regarding our adult content policy for The FreeWorlds
personal sub-forums


Please post in this thread or in the Registrations & Membership Helpdesk (guest posting allowed)
or email us at registrations@dream-worlds.net 

or if you're already a member contact Jano or Nurbor by PM
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