Chatsiteforums Chat Room Safety Tips
Here is a quick and easy to read guide about chat room safety. Even if its your
1st time or 1 millionth time chatting you should always chat with caution.
Down below is some helpful and useful tips to help you in a major jam.
1) Age Requirements - Users should be over the age of 13. Minors should be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Room age requirements MUST be followed.
Those violating this rule will be booted and reported to the proper authorities.
2) Never use webcams for showing yourself nude or other personal and private means. The person on the other end could be recording you
and using this against you in a harmful way.
3) Report to a moderator or Admin if someone or something makes you worried or uncomfortable at this site.
4) Online Bullying: With the web providing an increased number of social communication tools (email, SMS, chat rooms, instant messaging)
for users, there has been an increase in the number of users who are using these tools to antagonize or intimidate others. This usually happens to younger people.
Because bullies commonly harrass their victims away from the watchful eyes of adults or guardians, the Internet is the perfect place for them to reach others anonymously.
For many younger users, home is no longer a place of refuge from school bullying. Users should be aware that some forms of online bullying are considered criminal acts.
It is illegal to communicate repeatedly with someone if your communication will cause any fear for the safety of the person you are communicating with or the safety of others.
If you feel you are being bullied, please report any incidents to your local police or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) who can then investigate the issue further.
5) Internet Addiction: It is important for users to be aware that too much time spent in chat rooms is not good. It is important to maintain a healthy balance
between online and offline life. Internet addiction is usually identified by events including, but not limited to, the following: sense of euphoria while at the computer,
problems with school or work, feeling empty or depressed when away from the computer, and neglecting family and friends. Internet addiction can also lead
to physical problems such as eyestrain, backaches, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Take a break, once in a while!
6) Be careful who you trust online and remember that some online ‘friends’ are really strangers.
7) Keep your personal information secret when completing your profile or chatting online
(name, address, telephone number, mobile number, private email address, picture), even if people ask for this.
8) Remember that you can always log out to avoid unwelcome situations, or change your screen name.
9) Do not hesitate to block people you do not want to chat to.
10) Do not use your real name – but instead a nickname (but not one that will attract the wrong type of attention).
11) Take action if you think your friends are at risk.
12) Learn how to keep/save a copy of the conversation in chat – this may be useful if you want to report something.
13) Report people breaking the rules to the chatroom provider.
14) Take care if meeting in person someone you have only been in touch with online.
Tell a family member or friend and consider taking them with you – at least on the first visit. Meet and remain in a public place.
Always have a mobile phone with you which is switched on. Stay sober. Take care of your personal belongings.
Thanks for reading and we hope this will help you with safety for not only this website but for ALL websites
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