Hey guys and gals, It’s Monkeh here. I’m just here to be that person and remind everyone to be safe online. That goes for those young beautiful monkeys and old lazy sheep. Never give out personal information to someone you don’t know.
In addition you should never share your minecraft account password with anyone, One for the account’s security, and two most servers won’t unban you just because “My friend was on my account when that happened, it wasn’t me” so be safe and keep your accounts secure.
Going along with that you shouldn’t give out information like full names or addresses to people you don’t know, and NEVER agree to meet someone you don’t know regardless of who they claim to be. And when giving out emails, Skypes or other social media (Facebook is boring anyways) make sure it is someone you trust with whatever information is available through those, time zones, ages, cities, and even phone numbers can be public even on skype if you have it set that way! So be sure to check your privacy settings on all social platforms.
TL;DR: Make sure to be smart online and not give out personal information to people.
One last thing. We here at the staff are aware that people are not always as they seem (Skegs isn’t a real sheep). If you are having issues whether that be at home, school, or personal issues with your identity, self esteem or otherwise we encourage you to find a close friend or family member to confide in and talk to about what is going on in your life and what troubles you, there are also multiple free call help hotlines to help people who are going through hardships in their lives, which I will list below for those who are interested.
Alternatively if you feel there is absolutely no one for you to go to we at the Brothercraft staff team are here for you. Below will be listed direct contact information and names for anyone in need of help. Do not feel obligated to add or talk to us, but you are free to for anything (We are pretty cool people). All conversations will stay completely confidential between you and the staff member (Unless you wanna post a funny comment we make on twitter) however, your first port of call should be a trusted friend or family member if at all possible.
TL;DR: If you need help talk to a friend or family member, call a help hotline or talk to us, we are here for you. (see contact info below).
Monkeh: Daniel - Skype: ZeeMonkeyKing
Ren: Lauren - Skype: Ren3697mc
Skegs: Keagan - Message on website
Ark: Jack - Skype: live:jack.sealey_2
Hera: Nessa, Trans - Skype: aaron.hill5428
Note - While we do have contact information listed above, we have taken measures to minimize our personal risk. We at brothercraft staff still do not encourage giving out personal or contact information to untrusted individuals or groups.
Below are contact resources for thoughs dealing with hardships, most are for US and UK citizens, to find help centers for your country follow the instructions below.
Website with list of hotlines, including bullying, depression, mental health, suicide and grief/loss hotlines to help
-http://www.teenhealthandwellness.com/static/hotlines - Mostly US
-For countries not on these lists google "Help Hotlines" to find a hotline in your country or search "-your hardship- help centers"
Resources I want to bring special attention to are:
National Emergency Services Number
Your country's emergency services number, such as 911, 999, 000, 112 or others. To find your country's emergency services number google "Emergency Services Telephone Number" to find it.
Bullying UK (UK only)
0808 800 2222
Crisis Call Center (US only)
800-273-8255 or text "ANSWER" to 839863
National Suicide Hotline (US only)
Trans Lifeline (US & Canada)
Canada: (877) 330-6366
This hotline is staffed by volunteers who are all trans identified and educated in the range of difficulties transgender people experience.
LGBT National Youth Talkline (US only)
4 p.m. to 12 a.m. EST, Monday to Friday
12 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST, Saturday