Is Duolingo a Good Thing? Is This Site Safe?
do you the people like duolingo is it safe, why does it ask for your email?
Anyway, you should have at least 3 email addresses :
- one professionnal, you give only to your professional relationships
- one personnal, you give to your friends
- one garbage, you give when a website requires an email, but that you never check after you have been accepted by the site.
You can also have one for gaming, one for the family, one throw-away, etc.
Duolingo will not sell your email address. You can choose whether or not you want to receive notifications when people reply to discussions you are part of, study reminders, and stuff like there here: https://www.duolingo.com/settings/notifications
Also, other users will not be able to see your email address. Moderators will be able to send you messages, but, they will not be able to see what your exact email address is. Instead, it will be routed through Duolingo's servers to protect your privacy. In fact, Duolingo tells people not to give their email address to anyone. What you want to avoid is creating a "Classroom" or joining someone else's unless they are your actual teacher outside of Duolingo. This is because the classroom link reveals your email address to the instructor. (It also would let the instructor change your password, and shut off the forums and Labs and other features.) Duolingo Clubs on the other hand are different. If you join a club, people cannot see your email address.
In terms of safety: No place on the internet is "safe". This is why the Community Guidelines tells people to be careful about what information they give out online. Along with the Community Guidelines, Click Here for the FAQ discussion that will teach you how to navigate the community. It also lists a set of Internet Safety suggestions.
Enjoy your learning! :)
Well, why is there not any warning dialog about all these issues in the classroom (join) page?
Before you can press the join button, a popup dialog should show up where you have to exclusively accept all those known circumstances (checklist, point by point).
IMHO it is not enough to have this information (and limitations) known by staff or moderators or that it may be readable on some forum (sticky or not) threads...or on the Help / FAQ section.
Instead of the DuoLingo web portal should force users to ACTIVELY read this background classroom information, BEFORE they can do any harm to their user account and their account can be taken over by someone else ("classroom teacher DuoLingo user account").
If DuoLingo already does the above for classrooms, simply ignore my lines and suggestions....
Pretty much every site on the internet you have to sign up for requires your email. And if a website has your email, the worst it could do Is spam your inbox. But don't worry, Duolingo is one of the most popular language learning sites on the internet so I think your quite safe.