But I have a nagging feeling that one who thinks chat rooms were made for the lazy is dead wrong.
I think chatroom (or chat room) is a general non-technical term, popularised by the media.
A recent study from the American Psychological Association found some interesting results regarding the statistics of Internet predators and today’s youth.
They found that the majority of Internet predators do not pose as children as the prior conception of the Internet predator stereotype was perceived.
But what *is* the difference between Chat Rooms and IM? In both pages emphasis is given on the difference with forums and with e-mail, but not to distinguish one from the other.
Diego Moya , 31 August 2005 (UTC) It would be very nice to have a sort of history on them, but I have no Googling skills at all, and so I can't seem to find any information...
Seconds after she announces her presence in an online chat room, the girl is besieged by a half-dozen men who want to know more about her. " one man asks, after about a dozen quick exchanges that begin with her age (13) and why she is home on a school day (illness).
The edgy online banter is taking place in an AOL chat room ostensibly for women who like older men, but known as a forum for men who want to make contact with girls.Not everything online is evil, nor does danger lurk behind every new app that comes to market. Kids can hide any app they don’t want you to see, Teen Safe says.But keeping up with your teens' and preteens' online activities is much like trying to nail jelly to the barn door -- frustrating, futile and something bound to make you feel inept. Such is the case with Audio Manager, an app that has nothing to do with managing your teen's music files or controlling the volume on his smartphone and everything to do with him hiding things like nude photos from you. When you press and hold the Audio Manager app, a lock screen is revealed -- behind which users can hide messages, photos, videos, and other apps.Child pornography is frighteningly easy to find on the Internet — images are traded freely, children are lured into dangerous situations and sexual abuse of children as young as infants is available on demand.Finding people who want child pornography "is like shooting fish in a barrel," said Stacey Bradley, an FBI supervisory agent in the Innocent Images unit.That is when a teen sends nude or semi nude pictures of themselves and sends them to other people with their cell phone. However, many teens remain unconcerned about the risks of sharing personal info on the Internet and nearly two-thirds post photos or videos of themselves on social networks like Facebook and Friendster.