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Int'l English Pen
the effort to keep up with technology: e-Pals / Key Pals are also of
If you are under the age of 13
years, you must have mom or dad do this for you. It's the law!
Dear Kids 13 - 17 years of age,
If you would an English-writing pen
pal or e-Pal, I still would feel better if I knew that mom or dad approves
of you doing this, so I'm going to require that you talk it over with them
first. Please discuss internet
safety with mom and/or dad before proceeding. I personally
recommend that you NEVER use your real name when you are online.
I've had my identity stolen online, and it is not fun; believe me!
So, I suggest you use a "pen name" or "nom de plum".
If you would like to have a pen pal
or e-Pal for your child, please contact
me directly and specify age or grade-level, and gender of your
child. I will do my best to match your child with like grade-level
and gender. Or, you may post your desires on the corkboard below.
I'm a teacher, like you. As a teacher who
teaches letter-writing to primary-aged children, I would like to assist
with class-to-class correspondence, across the world. And in so
doing, I assist myself in finding pen pals for my pupils.
If you are interested in having your class
correspond with peers in another country, please contact
me directly or post your desires below in the corkboard.
With modern technology, the possibilities are
seemingly endless. You could use I.C.T. class for students to make
power points about themselves and/or their countries to share. You
could to classroom-to-classroom Skype. Wow! How exciting!
You may leave a message below (if you are over 13):
Leon's Planet Presents...
for being safe
online (on the internet):
(1) NEVER use your real, full
name online. First name is okay, but never use your last name,
because people can steal your identity and do terrible things in your
name. It is better to
have a "username" that is not your real name, like a
nick-name. It is also called a "pen name" or a "nom
(2) NEVER give personal
information online, such as: your real birthday, your real home
address, your real phone number; at least not without mom or dad's
(3) NEVER post your e-mail
address online (except as I have done above)! You will get spammed by 100's of e-mails, and some
will be not so nice. If you want to share your e-mail address for
the purposes of getting an e-Pal, you should send me a private
(4) NEVER post photos of
yourself online, unless it safe (and parents will know if it is safe for
you to do so).
(5) When in doubt, ask mom or
- THE LAW says that if you are under 13, you have to ask mom or dad for
permission before doing anything like this online.
- LEON's RULE says that if you are under 18 you should get permission
from your parents to use this service.
(6) Be Safe!
Twinkle now has a ppt for internet safety: Just click
and go...(you have to register):