https://www.duolingo.com/uds2015

My students are getting friend requests from "hotteacher" :(

Can someone please tell me what to do to protect my students' privacy? I went to the classroom privacy settings and disabled the feature, but they are still getting requests.

5/4/2017, 2:55:13 PM

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https://www.duolingo.com/QuadraticLingual

I would report abuse here: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/requests/new
How to report abuse: https://support.duolingo.com/hc/en-us/articles/205101500-How-do-I-report-abuse

Other than that, tell your students not to click on the link. I think it's a spambot.

5/4/2017, 3:08:46 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/uds2015

Thank you for the link. Very helpful!

5/4/2017, 3:15:33 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/jimnicholson
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There is also abuse@duolingo.com

5/4/2017, 6:41:29 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/pentaan
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In addition to the comment of QuadraticLingual:
Users with a recent account don't have the possibility to block people.

Workaround:
Your students can turn off their email notifications in
https://www.duolingo.com/settings/notifications
I recommend to turn off "Somebody friends me"

5/4/2017, 8:00:15 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/ISpeakAlien
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Blocking users was removed?! Bye, Duolingo!

5/4/2017, 8:30:56 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/IsaacBamba.

I know right!

5/6/2017, 12:49:55 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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This was a temporary bug that has been fixed.

5/19/2017, 3:06:06 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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@sralynch, please forward any email notifications the student may have received to abuse@duolingo.com, as this should have stopped and we will need to investigate. Meanwhile, make sure you turn off the social features your students' privacy settings, and, just to be extra safe, have your students disable notifications for new follow requests.

5/23/2017, 8:53:28 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/sralynch

My students are still getting these. Is there a way to block this as the teacher? It needs to be secure. If not, I will not be able to use duolingo anymore in class.

5/23/2017, 3:55:49 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/sralynch

Can I turn off the social settings from my acct. or do they need to do this?

5/23/2017, 9:20:11 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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Turn them off on the classroom account (click on the words "privacy settings" that I put in my previous comment and it should show you how to get to your classroom settings page) -- the second link I added for extra extra safety.

5/23/2017, 9:57:29 PM

https://www.duolingo.com/AshakPeter

Hi, I am a student, I am in a class already but for some strange reason, my class leaderboard stopped showing. It was working fine until today. Please reply quickly I am scared that my teacher may not be able to see my progress and my grade will suffer since this?Duolingo is a major factor in how our grades are decided?calculated/made and this trimester is almost over I can not have this happening right now!!! Please reply and help fast!!!! Thank you.

5/31/2017, 11:15:34 PM
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