Scratch Safety

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This page contains some tips to remain safe on the Scratch website. Remember to keep personal information private. Do not share your name, address, email address, phone number, or other personal contact information.

These tips can be expanded to all internet safety.

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 GarageBand
    2. Open Preferences ⌘ Cmd+,
    3. Open the "My Info" tab
    4. Delete your name from the text boxes.
  • You can also avoid this by changing your account's name to something that does not reveal any information.

Sharing images

See also: Image Hosting
  • Only share images of other people if you have permission from them.
  • Only share images of yourself if you have permission from your parent/guardian.
  • 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 will not work and might give away personal information. Instead, upload images to one of these whitelisted online hosts:
  • With an external paint editor, black out personal information from screenshots, especially screenshots of folders and file pickers which display your home directory's name.

Online friends

  • Despite how much you're close to a "friend", never agree to meet up in real life. The "friend" might be a predator!
  • Sharing personal info is never a good idea.

See also

  • This page was last modified on 28 October 2015, at 23:06.