I've noticed a couple of 16 year olds posting on here recently, and some people have said they shouldn't be posting because you have to be 18 to post here. Sadly, some people say this in rather a dismissive way too, so I'm concerned that the young people who have posted will feel unwelcome and more alone.
Could admin please clarify - is it OK for 16 year olds to ask questions on here?
Also, if members could please be a bit more caring in their posts - think of the effect of your post on the young person concerned - then I think this would be a good idea. I know it's difficult to know how your post will be read, or to construct it in a gentle diplomatic way, but I think we should really try to do this as this is a support forum for people who are in distress in some way. Thanks! Hope I haven't offended anyone by saying this but I felt it needed to be said.