For People with Learning/Intellectual Difficulties & their Carers
Heroes & Stars
Finding new friends
Create your own profile
Games and Jokes
Padlock & Parental controls
A place where you can chat to other members straight away, similar to talking on the telephone. This is a safe and secure way of chatting to other special friends on a daily basis and we will also be having chat evenings to talk about different subjects.
Our forum is a place on Special Friends where people can exchange ideas, ask questions and discuss topics. A great way to talk to people who understand you.
Find New Friends
The minute you join Special Friends there are people waiting to become your friend from all over world. Simply become a member to start meeting people, send messages or one-to-one chat with new friends from all over the world.
Create Your Own Profile
Your profile is the place where you can leave information about yourself, your hobbies and add your picture. You can also add your gallery of pictures to share with your friends and each day add your diary note of how you are feeling.
Special Heroes & Stars
Our Heroes & Stars are members and other people who have a inspirational stories and interests to share with you. You can apply or nominate someone to become a star or hero and we would love to hear from you.
Send Messages, Hugs and gifts to all your Friends
When your a member you can send messages, hugs and gifts to all of your special friends from custard pies to bunches of flowers its all up to you.
Jokes & Games
Have fun online by playing our interactive games. Do you have a joke you would like to share with our members?
The padlock facility can be used to lock down the chat rooms, 1 to 1 chat and messages and can be used by parents, carers, family members and professionals. It can be used to restrict a member's access to the chat rooms and/or messages. Once the relevant boxes have been selected the member will no longer have access to these pages. To regain access select the relevant tab on the left hand side and you will then be asked to enter the password and select unlock. The member's original password must be used to unlock the padlock facility. A member's password can be changed at anytime by the parent, carer or professionals by selecting â€œmy profileâ€ and selecting â€œedit privacy settingsâ€. This is an ideal way for members to be introduced to safety on the internet.
www.specialfriendsonline is a unique worldwide social networking website for people with Learning/Intellectual Disabilities and their parents, carers,family members,volunteers and professionals. We will provide a safe and secure environment for you to chat, instant message and make lots of friends all over the world. We aim to open the world of the internet whilst communicating in a safe, fun and interactive way. Safety and security are our main priority and we want to create a safe haven for friendships to grow and simply have fun online being safe in the knowledge that we are doing everything possible to protect our members. To become a member
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