IMVU makes it easy to connect with friends, new and old. As a product that connects you to people from around the world, it's important to remember that chatting with people you don't know could expose you to danger. As a product that is committed to user safety as our number one priority, here, are some common sense guidelines that you should follow when using IMVU:

  • Avatars aren't always who they say they are. Be careful about adding strangers to your friends list. IMVU avatars allow you to be yourself without exposing any personal information. While it's fun to connect with lots of IMVU friends from all over the world, avoid providing any information that could be used to personally identify you.
  • Be safe in Chat. If someone in a Chat says or wears something that you find offensive, abusive or inappropriate, click the "Report Abuse" button or close the Chat window. If the person continues to reach out to you, block them. IMVU takes abuse reports very seriously and will quickly take action. To block a user, please follow the steps below:
    1. Sign into your account.
    2. From your homepage go to Account, located in the upper right corner of your homepage next to your avatar name.
    3. Scroll naar beneden tot je het Privacy en Veiligheids sectie ziet.
    4. In your Friends & User Settings, click on "Manage blocked users list".
    5. Voer de avatarnaam in van de persoon die je wilt blokkeren daar waar staat ''Blokkeer contact'' en klik op Block.
  • Een veilige thuispagina.IMVU geeft je de mogelijkheid om jezelf te zijn rondom je avatar. Een goede manier om online veilig te blijven is door al je persoonlijke informatie uit de buurt te houden van je thuispagina (bijv; je volledige naam, telefoonnummer, adres, andere bijnamen enzovoort). Geef geen persoonlijke informatie van welk aard dan ook weg aan iemand anders. IMVU adviseert je om absoluut geen foto's van jezelf te uploaden. In plaats daarvan kan je de avatar gebruiken om jezelf te uiten en je kan van je avatar foto's maken. Als je een thuispagina van iemand anders tegen komt wat ongepast is, rapporteer het dan meteen.
  • In-person meetings can be dangerous. Meeting up in the real world with people you meet online is *not* always a great idea. IMVU offers plenty of opportunities to meet your online friends in cool Chat Rooms. If you choose to meet an online friend in the real world, there are some very important rules to consider:
    • Ontmoet mensen waarvan je voelt dat je die goed kent, voor hoe lang je diegene kent en met het medeweten en toestemming van je ouders.
    • Meet in a public place, such as a mall or coffee shop.
    • Go with a parent or 18+ sibling or friend, (even if you are an adult yourself).
    • Zorg ervoor dat de persoon die je gaat ontmoeten ook een ouder met zich meebrengt.
  • Be honest about your age. If you are under 13 and pretend to be older, IMVU will remove your account. If you are over 18 and pretend to be younger to contact underage users, IMVU will remove your account. If you are under 18 and pretend to be older to contact older users, IMVU will remove your account.
  • No IMVU staff member will ever ask for your password or email Don't fall for any scam that asks for your IMVU password or your personal email address especially if it comes to you from someone who claims to be an IMVU Staff member. IMVU Staff can easily contact you via the email address you used to register your account. If you change email addresses, please update your IMVU account.
  • Don't get hooked by a phishing scam. Phishing is a method used by fraudsters to try to get your personal information, such as your username and password, by pretending to be a site you trust. A common way IMVU users may have their accounts stolen is by logging in to a site that looks like IMVU but isn't. When logging in, always make sure the URL includes or that you are using the 3D Chat client downloaded from our site. Click here to learn more information from the Federal Trade Commission.
  • Kijk ook eens op deze andere bronnen:

  • OnGuard Online: FTC-veiligheidstips
  • Teen Internet Safety Tips - Web MD
  • KidsHealth.Com

If you have any further questions, please contact us by clicking the Help link on any IMVU Page where you can search through our self-help content and ask for more help from other users and IMVU.