I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but I think it could be said again even if it has.
First of all this is not directed at any specific members. I just want to make sure everyone (including new members) keeps this in mind. It is very important to keep what you say and post kid friendly. This means how you act, what pictures you post, and what you say. We all want CPI to be as safe as it can possibly be.
Saying a cuss word is very offensive, even if you don't mean it or are just saying it to make someone laugh. CP is meant for kids between 6-14 years old. If a 6 year old sees a cuss word on here they probably won't know what the word means. They might think it is funny and then go around saying that word. They might even be banned from CP for trying to say it. Our words have great importance.
What stories you tell are also very important. You might post something you joked about with your friend, or you might have made your teacher upset, but he/she knew you were joking. This is also a bad idea. You may be known as a joking type of person, or everyone knows not to take you seriously, but some kids aren't. If a student/friend were to try this that wasn't known for making jokes, everyone would think they were serious. This could cause them to lose a friend or even be expelled from school. Yes, it could easily lead someone to that point. If you want to talk about that stuff at least keep it in a private message.
Be nice to other members. You would not believe how showing or not showing kindness could affect someone's life. You never know what is going on in their life. You have no idea whether someone was bullied, completely ignored, never loved by a family member, or what could have gone on before they joined. If you show kindness to each other you could make someone so overjoyed. But if you are mean to someone it could cause them to feel horrible, even to the point of thinking about suicide. Don’t think I’m joking when I say that, it really could.
What pictures you post are also have meaning. Don’t post things that are even a little disturbing. This includes dead things, shirtless men, girls in bikinis, etc. Even if you don’t find them disturbing, other members might. Some parents don’t want their kids to see those types of images and we want those same kids to be safe on CPI. If you want to share those type of pictures keep it in a PM with people you know aren’t disturbed by them.
We all want CPI to be the best place it can, keeping these in mind will help. By understanding this you could help someone feel happy. I know you'd all like that, right? Just remember we have lots of people watching us and what we post.