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SHIELD Online Community

 

We invite you to become a member of SHIELD's Online Community! Keep up to date with what SHIELD is doing. 

Benefits of joining the SHIELD Online Community include:

Online Directory - Find friends, update your contact information, network with SHIELD participants. Add a picture to your profile to have a more personalized online experience!

@SHIELDyouth.org - Activate your SHIELD email account for all communication through the Online Community.

Networking - Share your news or catch up with participants online. Post photos, too!

Discussion Groups - Share ideas and get advice from fellow participants.

Yammer is a private, easy-to-use online social network for authorized users only to participate in online discussions, share experiences and network. It's like Facebook, but only people with an @shieldyouth.org email account can join.

New User Registration

Don't have an account? You must register to become a member of the Online Community.  Registration on the website is required to access certain content and features reserved for registered users.  If you are a current mentor or mentee, please login with your @shieldyouth.org account and password.

How do I join the SHIELD Online Community?

Registration is free and voluntary.  A valid email address is required to register on the website, this is necessary to activate your account. Once the registration form has been received, an email will be sent to your registered email address which will allow you to use your @shieldyouth.org account to access the SHIELD Online Community.

If you are a current mentor or mentee, please login with your @shieldyouth.org account and password.

Member Login (for existing online community members)
 

Online Safety

All communications between Mentors and Mentees occur internally within the online system and are subject to filters and monitored by SHIELD program staff.The SHIELD Mentor Program is pleased to offer a secure platform for electronic communication between mentors and youth in online mentoring. 

 For security and privacy reasons, there are some things you should never share with your mentor or mentee:

  • YOUR "real" e-mail addresses (outside of this program)
  • YOUR postal mailing address
  • YOUR phone number
  • Aliases you may go by in any online discussion group

You are strongly discouraged from sharing e-mails from a mentor or Mentee with others, unless directed to do so by SHIELD program staff.

NEVER arrange to meet your Mentor or Mentee face-to-face (outside of SHIELD approved events) or over the phone without explicit approval and direction from the Executive Director. We are happy to make arrangements for such a visit, as possible and as appropriate, but we have to keep in mind parents' safety and approval concerns, and the appropriateness of such encounters.

Also, NEVER arrange to interact with your Mentor or Mentee electronically outside of this program's Web site. That means do not arrange to communicate via any online discussion group or chat room on any web site not associated directly with this program.

CHILDREN UNDER AGE 13: Children under the age of 13 are only allowed to register with this website after we have received verified parental or guardian consent.  We advise parents to monitor their children’s use of this website and we request that children under the age of 13 not provide personally identifiable information such as name, address, phone number, age or location on any public area (including your personal profile) of this website.  Parents/Guardians are required to print and fill out the consent form accurately and submit the form via mail, fax, or scan and email a pdf of the completed form to the address provided on the form. After receipt of the consent form, we will send an email notification to the parent/guardian and the child with instructions on how the child may register his/her email address and begin using the website and its features. We strongly recommend that people between the ages of 13 and 18 ask parental permission before providing any personal information through this site.

Please download, print and sign SHIELD Parental/Guardian Consent Form PDF and we will register an account for your child.

Once the parental consent form has been received, an @shieldyouth.org account will be created for you with the information supplied, and an email will be sent to the provided email address to notify you that your account is ready for use.

NOTE: Participants must meet the criteria as set out to join the SHIELD Mentor Program prior to gaining access to all the features of SHIELD site exclusive to participants. Community users abide by the Terms and Conditions. The SHIELD Mentor Program adheres strictly to a Privacy Policy to protect your information.  SHIELD policies keep SHIELD website safe, friendly and fun - if you misbehave we can disable your registration. Further you consent to receive emails and notifications in connection with the website, including, but not limited to updates, competitions, events, and other announcements.