Information posted on the forum boards can support but not replace the relationship between you and your doctors or other healthcare professionals.
We don’t really have rules for this forum (most of us don’t read them anyway) but since it is a supportive forum for adults affected by ADHD (including partners & spouses) please respect the opinions of others and avoid arguments.
Information and communication technology (ICT)-based forms of child physical, sexual and emotional abuse can include bullying via mobile telephones or online (internet) with verbal and visual messages. physical abuse (such as, children being constrained to fight each other or filmed being assaulted).
However, the procedure should be followed in other instances of ICT-based abuse e.g.
The options are nearly endless – online there are thousands of chat rooms to choose from where you can connect with others and share a laugh.
The most important thing to remember about chat rooms is that it’s up to you how much or how little you talk about, how long you talk for and what you say.
And that’s an end to the formal stuff so come on in and meet us by clicking on the following words: Note to advertisers: since this is a peer support forum, we ask that you refrain from posting advertisements for commercial services and products on the forum.
Note to researchers: we are keen to facilitate research which will benefit people with ADHD and you are allowed to recruit people for research projects by posting on our forum. Any posts which do not meet these criteria will be deleted.
Where the concerns involve a particular child/ren, professionals considering / making a referral to LA children's social care should do so in line with Referral and Assessment Procedure.
As we retire and our families move away to start new adventures, you might find you have more time on your hands or want to expand your social circle to find people who share your interests and hobbies or have had similar life experiences that you can relate to.
Trying new things and joining clubs, societies and other groups is a great way to get out there and meet new people, but if you live in a rural area, have restricted mobility or don’t have access to the right transportation or opportunities to socialise in your community, it can be more difficult to connect with others in your age group.
While most high quality websites have checks in place to make sure there are no fake users, it’s important no matter who you’re speaking to or how much you feel you trust them never to share personal information in a chat room, for example your bank details or full address.
Being mindful of your own personal safety and security will allow you to enjoy yourself and make the most of your time chatting to new friends.