Buzz Social is a platform designed with the User in mind. We are constantly working on ways to increase quality and ease-of-use. 

How-To Basics

Logging in - The email that you use to create your account and login with cannot be changed. However, the password can.

Profile

  • Display Name - This is the name that will be displayed to others publicly.

  • First Name, Last Name, Email, Phone Number, and Birthday- These are not displayed publicly, and only serve the purpose of record-keeping for us.

  • Community Page URL - This is a customizable url that directs users to your page.

  • Profile Visibility - This is where you can choose whether you want your profile to be public or private.

  • Blocked Members- Users that you have blocked are displayed here.

 

Connect With Others

This page allows you to view other users' activities and posts. You can choose from different categories and view activities happening within those categories. You also have the ability to create new posts/activities for other people to see and join. Following activities and people, liking posts, and commenting on things are possible on this page.

 

Explore Feed

This page is where your customizable feed shows. 

 

Social Groups

This is where you can join and invite others to join certain groups. Additionally, you can also chat with group members and post media to this page.

 

Events Map

This is an interactive map where you can post activities to get them pinpointed on the map. Other people can see your activity once you have posted it, and you can also see other people’s activities when they post on the map. When posting an activity, you may also put your phone number or other contact information to allow people to contact you about your event if you wish.

Safety 

Meeting people is always exciting, but remember to be exercise caution when connecting with unfamiliar people. Whether you're only messaging each other or meeting in-person, utilize good judgement and put your safety first.

Online Safety

  • Never send money or share financial information. Anything from wire transfers to passwords to bank accounts should not be shared, even if someone claims that they're in an emergency.

  • Protect your personal information. Never share social security numbers, home or work addresses, details about your daily routine (such as what gym you go to), and other information alike.

  • Report all Suspicious and Offensive Behavior. Anyone whose behavior "crosses the line" should not continue to be active on this platform. Here are some examples of behavior that is not tolerated by Buzz Social:

    • Requesting money and/or donations

    • Users who do not meet age requirements

    • Offensive messages

    • Threats or harassment

    • Inappropriate or harmful behavior over messaging or during meeting in-person     

    • Fake profiles

    • Soliciting or spamming, which includes links and/or advertisements for products or services

All issues can be reported in the contact form at the bottom of this page.   

Going to In-Person Events and Meeting Up With People

  • Know Where You’re Going

    • Obtain plenty of details about the event/activity you plan to attend. Additionally, try and get to know the person who created and/or invited you to the event. Screen for red flags and consider a video or phone call with the person before you meet up with them.

  • Meet in a Public Place and Stay in Public

    • Never meet at your home, your peer’s home, or any other private location. Always stay in a populated public place. If somebody is pressuring you to meet in a private setting, end the conversation with them and/or block them.

  • Tell Others About Your Plans

    • Before going out, tell your friends and family about where you’re going, with whom you're going with, and at what time. Also make sure to have your cell phone fully charged before going out.

  • Do Not Rely on Other People For Transportation

    • Be in control of how you get to and from an event, so you can leave whenever you want. It is always a good idea to have ride-share apps on your phone in case you need picked up from a location.

  • Know Your Limits

    • Know the effects of alcohol on you specifically, as it can impair your judgement and awareness. If somebody tries pressuring you to consume more than you’re comfortable with, end the conversation with them.

  • Don’t Leave Drinks or Personal Items Unattended

    • Only take drinks that are poured or served directly from a server or bartender. Additionally, always know where your drink came from and do not let it out of sight. Many substances used for sexual assault are colorless, odorless, tasteless, and therefore inherently undetectable.  Additionally, always keep your phone and wallet on you at all times.

  • If You Feel Uncomfortable…

    • Leave. It’s okay to follow your instincts, even if they might end up being wrong. It is always better to be safe than sorry.

Resources for Help, Support, or Advice

Even if you follow all of these tips, no risk reduction strategy is 100% perfect. If you have a bad experience, remember it is not your fault and help is available. Please report any incidents to Buzz Social and feel free to contact one of the resources below. If you believe you are in immediate danger or need emergency assistance, call 911 or your local law enforcement.

Cyber Civil Rights Initiative

1-844-878-2274 | www.cybercivilrights.org 

 

VictimConnect - Crime Victim Resource Center

1-855-4VICTIM (1-855-484-2846) | www.victimconnect.org 

 

National Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or 1-800-787-3224 | www.thehotline.org 

 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

1-877-739-3895 | www.nsvrc.org 

 

Planned Parenthood

1-800-230-7526 | www.plannedparenthood.org 

 

RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline

1-800-656-HOPE (4673) | www.online.rainn.org | www.rainn.org 

 

FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center

www.ic3.gov 

 
 
 

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