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How do I pick a suitable screen name?

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Your safety online is important to us here at Channel 5. And staying safe on the internet starts with the screen name you choose when you register at channel5.com.

Your screen name is displayed when you comment, like or interact with live chat. So you should pick a screen name that is personal to you but with safety in mind.

To help you pick a suitable screen name, here are our tips:

  1. Don't pick a screen name that reveals any personal information - this includes using any part of your actual name, email address or where you live.
  2. Select a screen name that is gender neutral. Strangers should not be able to easily identify your gender.
  3. Do add numbers to your username, but avoid choosing numbers that are part of your date of birth, telephone number or your address.