Reading Groups for Everyone is all about meeting up with readers and writers in the real world. Groups on the site are either run by organisations (such as libraries) and take place in public places or by individuals and take place in all sorts of different venues.
If you're thinking about going to a reading or writing group please do take some simple safety precautions:
- Get in touch with the group organiser via their group page to check that the group is running at the time and place it says it is
- Phone the venue before hand to double-check
- Tell a friend where you are going if it's the first time you are attending the group
- Trust your instincts: if anything seems suspicious for any reason, report them to Reading Groups for Everyone and the police
If you are using Reading Groups for Everyone to arrange for your child to go to a reading or writing group, take all the steps you consider necessary to ensure their safety. Organisations who run groups for babies and toddlers, children, young people and families will have staff with recent Enhanced CRB Disclosure – get in touch with them via the relevant group page or their profile to check.
Under the "terms and conditions"http://www.readinggroups.org/terms-and-conditions/ of Reading Groups for Everyone individuals are not entitled to put information about reading groups for children, young people, babies and toddlers and families on this website. We only allow organisations to put these groups up. If you suspect an individual is impersonating an organisation please "get in touch"http://www.readinggroups.org/contact/ immediately.
Remember, by agreeing to our terms and conditions when you sign up to Reading Groups for Everyone, you are verifying that you are over 18 years old.
The internet is a very public place. When giving out information about yourself it's always important to protect your privacy and personal information.
When you provide information about yourself, be sure to keep your personal information secret. We strongly recommend that you don't post sensitive information such as your address on your profile.