Avoid doing the following things and you should be OK. Keep in mind that the possibility exists that the sexy blonde 16-year-old babe you’ve been chatting to for two weeks could in fact be a 56-year-old man. Many paedophiles use the chat rooms as hunting grounds. But then, the chat room is not really going to solve that. Calls are expensive – if you spend only an hour a day on the phone every day, this could increase your parents' phone bill substantially. One could probably get away with this for a short time, but eventually you are going to forget what you said to whom.
On the net it is dangerous to believe everything people tell you. There are many oddballs out there – do you really want them on your doorstep? Most parents would not jump for joy at this increase in their phonebill. If a specific person harasses you online, swears at you or constantly makes disgusting suggestions, you can have them barred – every chat room usually has an ‘overseer’ who is contactable. Puffball will react with shock when she finds out you are in fact a scholar and not the psychiatrist you pretended to be.
They will be aware of the latest music, hobbies, and interests of children.
These individuals attempt to lower children’s inhibitions gradually by slowly introducing sexual context and content into their conversations.” It is not just perverted adults who pose a danger.
I felt bad later.” You may wonder, though, ‘If I hide who I am in a chat room, is there really any harm in talking about sex online? If you choose to chat online about sex, even if it is with people who say they are your friends, your experience could well end up being like that of a young man described in the Bible.
Out of curiosity, he wandered near the house of a prostitute. Once his desire was aroused, though, talk was not enough. just as a bird hastens into the trap.”—Proverbs , 23.
Many people who visit chat rooms, though, are not there to discuss academic subjects.
Students may even chat about their class project with a qualified engineer, chemist, or another expert.You also need to beware of youths who are ignorant of or who deride the Bible’s moral standards. He was chatting with other youths online when a girl invited him into a private chat area. Cody had the self-control to terminate the conversation immediately.Because of a natural interest in sex, you may find it extremely difficult to react the way Cody did.(Susan Erasmus, Health24, updated June 2010)(Picture: teen boy using laptop from Shutterstock) SEE: Smoking triples your risk of developing this disease Vaping leads to 'real' smoking by teens Smokers who are offered cash incentives are far more likely to give up cigarettes than those who are simply offered tips on how to quit, a study found.'I gave up coffee for 14 days – and this is what happened' QUIZ: How often should you pee?