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Helping Children and Teenagers to Cope with Life
The Chat Screen
Chat Screen Key:-

(1)        Nick Box   Click here to enter your chosen Nick (never your real name!) when you log in, then press Enter.  If you have already registered your Nick, a message box will appear asking you to enter your password.  If you see that box and you haven't registered that Nick, this means the Nick already belongs to someone else.  Please click Cancel and change your Nick to something else.

(2)        Link to Chat Danger Web Site   Learn how to protect yourself and use the Internet and Chat sites safely.  Visit Chat Danger for important advice and information.

(3)        Logout Button   Click here to end your chat session and leave the server.  Please remember to say goodbye first!  And come back soon!!

(4)        Nick List   This panel shows you who is in Chat at the moment.  The Moderators and Mentors will have a special symbol in front of their Nick.  Muffin and Felix are just Bots (server programmes helping to run the Chat room).  They don't say much......  :)

(5)        Chat Area   This is where your and other people's messages, or "posts" appear.  You can also, if you wish, copy what's been said by right-clicking your mouse in the middle of this area.  A small box will appear containing all the chat posts and you can select all or part of it and copy it using the keyboard (Ctrl-C), then paste it into a text file to save.

(6)        Ignore Button   You may, if necessary, use this to "ignore" all the messages from someone who is annoying you.  To use, click once on the person's Nick in the Nick panel, then click on this Ignore button.  Anything they post from then on will not be shown on your screen.  But please also talk to one of the Moderators (ask for a "PM" - see "Private Messages" below) if you are not happy with the way other people are treating you.  Do NOT get into any arguments in Chat, and do NOT use this Ignore button to ignore any of the Moderators!!!

(7)        Input Text Box   Click in this box and type your message to the rest of the room.  Then press Enter to send it.

(8)        Font Colours   Choose a different colour for your own messages/posts.

(9)        Screen Buttons   From time to time, you may receive a message from the Server itself (the Status button will change colour).  Click on either of these buttons to switch from Server screen to Chat screen or back again.  Also, if you ask the Moderators for a "PM" with anyone (and you are then invited into the PMs room) a new box will appear for that screen here as well.  See "Private Messages" below. 
PMs or Private Messages

For legal and safety reasons, it is not permitted to have unmonitored one-to-one private messages or chat sessions with anyone, including with an individual Moderator.

To enable users to chat more privately with each other when necessary, away from the main Chat room, or for a user to speak privately to the Moderators, we have separate Chat rooms called "PMs".

To use these rooms, you will have to ask a Moderator to invite you into it -- they send a command to the Server which will then allow you to enter.  Once you see a message in your Status box (bottom left of your chat screen) telling you that you have been invited into the PMs room, just click the underlined link.  In the meantime, you will also still be in the main Jade Chat room.


Some shortcuts to use to post a "smiley":-

Happy face:                            :)

Winking face:                         ;)

Grinning face:                        :D

Blank face:                             :-|

Sad face:                                 :(

Crying face:                            :'(

Surprised face:                       :O

Puzzled face:                           :S

Tongue poking out:                :P
Common Abbreviations Used in Chat

AFK                            Away From (my) Keyboard
ASAP                          As Soon As Possible
ATM                           At The Moment

BBL                            Be Back Later
BBS                            Be Back Soon
BF                               Boyfriend
BRB                           Be Right Back
BTW                           By The Way

FOFL                          Falling On (the) Floor Laughing
FYI                              For Your Information

G2G                            Got To Go
GF                               Girlfriend

JK or
J/K                              Just Kidding

K                                 OK

LMAO                        Laughing My A** Off
LOL                            Laughing Out Loud

NP                               No Problem

OMG                          Oh My Gosh

PMSL                         P**ing My Self Laughing

RE                              Regarding
ROFL                         Rolling On (the) Floor Laughing

TC                              Take Care
TMI                           Too Much Information
TTFN                         Ta Ta For Now
TTYL                         Talk To You Later
TY                              Thank You

XOXO                        Hugs and Kisses

YW                             You're Welcome

Disciplinary Action and Bans

If you have been told off, reprimanded or Banned in the Chat room and you don't understand why, or disagree with the Moderator's decision, you should contact Jade Admin at:-

or go to the Contact Us page here.

No decision by a Moderator will be overturned without prior discussion with, and agreement by, the Moderator concerned.
Chat Help

The Java Screen

  For problems accessing the Java
  screen in the first place, click here.

Helping Children and Teenagers to Cope with Life.

Safe Chatroom  -  Forum  -  Advice  -  Support.

JADE is a support site for children and younger teenagers, under the age of eighteen only, who suffer from Anxiety, Depression or other mental problems.

Some of the problems kids and teenagers come to us for help and support with:-

Anxiety, Stress and Panic Attacks - Depression - Social Anxiety - Agoraphobia - Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - Self Harm (Self Injury) - Eating Disorders - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

We also offer advice on:-
alcohol and drugs, anger management, assertiveness, bereavement and grief, breathing techniques and hyperventilation, bullying and teasing, counselling, exercise, fear of failure, low self-esteem, medication, problems at home or with parents, problems with school, relaxation and meditation, sexual and physical abuse, sexual identity, shyness, stress, suicidal feelings, talking, therapy, trusting people.
Link To Us

If you or your organization have a web site or a blog, you can help us a lot by placing a link to our site on one of your web pages. Showing a link to our site will help us reach more children and teenagers who suffer from Anxiety, Depression and other mental illnesses, and increase our visibility and ranking in search engines like Google and Yahoo.

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