Are you interested in helping to lead in the Guide CyberClub Chat Room?
Maybe you would like to be a moderator, but are not yet 18. There is a lot that you can do as a CyberClub member that does not involve being an adult or having any designation as a leader. What you post in conversation, comments or questions can help to make the chat room a friendly or an unfriendly place. You can have an effect on whether the conversation makes Jesus first, or become a distraction from Him. You might even lead in an activity such as a discussion or Bible Trivia activity. Sometimes it may be good to recognize members who have volunteered to take an active part like this in the CyberClub -- even though they do not have the designation of moderator. For this purpose, we have the Junior Moderator designation. The application procedure for this is much simpler. On the application, you indicate who you are, your email contact information, how old you are and where you live. You state that you believe in the mission of Guide Magazine and agree to be sure your chat room activities will be in harmony. This means that you will follow the CyberClub rules including no spam, rude conversation and the like and that you will show respect and cooperation for the adult moderator(s) who are supervising. You will help make the chat room a pleasant activity by the way you communicate with others, by participating in chat room activities and perhaps by leading in a chat room activity from time to time. Recently, we seem to have members who want to share usernames and urls for other web sites. For safety reason, we cannot allow that and we particularly need our team members -- even Junior Moderators to be a good example and influence. If Junior Moderators do not cooperate, the designation may be removed -- with less warning than might be given before a regular member is kicked or banned.
When the designation of Junior Moderator was originally created, it was with the idea that someone perhaps 17 years old might help to lead even before they were old enough to be an adult moderator. This led to the question of how about some of the younger members. We have many who could take and active lead in the CyberClub and do a good job --- sometimes even if they were perhaps one of the youngest members online. Why might they not be designated as Junior Moderator? We decided that the younger members did not need to be excluded because of their age. At the same time, more may be expected of those who are older. The Teen Moderator was created as a way to designate Junior Moderators who are at least 15 years old. While it is true that 13 and 14 year olds are teenagers, maybe another suggestion for the designation name could be a good idea.
If you would like to join our team, either as a Moderator or as a Junior Moderator or Teen Moderator, click on the menu item for it at the right. This is where you will find an application that you can submit.