There are also a plethora of message boards if you don't prefer real-time chatting.
They allow you to find topics that interest you, then post your thoughts on them and read what other teens have to say.
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A look at the potential cyberhazards for kids/teenagers playing computer games.
Monitoring every e-mail, sitting in on every chat and checking web access logs is not the way, certainly for the over-10s.
While there are significant benefits to being online and to using the resources available on the net, the balance between these benefits and the dangers needs to be better understood, and a new understanding is required.
I think chatroom (or chat room) is a general non-technical term, popularised by the media.
Part of the problem is that we tend to treat the net as if it is one thing, but of course it is many.
The web, e-mail and chat are vastly different tools, used in vastly different ways, and presenting different risks and benefits.
You don't have to worry about someone rejecting your comments or looking like a fool because no one knows who you are and where you live (unless you tell the person you are chatting with, which is a major no-no). Before too long, you will have made some new online friends.
With its immediate instructions to show common courtesy and respect for other teens on the site, The Teen Flirt Chat Room fosters a healthy, considerate environment. Just think of a screen name you would like to use and type it in.