With so much of advancement in technology, today every kid has a good knowledge of the internet and they are more active on it compared to the adults. But the parents or care takers of the children must have a strict supervision over them when they communicate online. Keeping a track over kids these days can be a difficult task since they would not appreciate being stalked or being under control. Also there are so many new apps out there which makes it difficult to monitor the communication of your child.
The teen chat rooms
Apart from the most widely used social media chat functions which include Instagram, Facebook, Whatsapp, Snapchat and Messenger there are other teen chat rooms that can be easily accessed by anyone out there.. all you need to do is make an account for yourself and then you can communicate with anyone you wish too. Well, it can be really fun, exciting and informative to make new friends and chat with them online. You can know about the various cultures and also you can know of how different people live in the other parts over the globe but the most important thing a teenager must keep in mind is that the entire conversation will revolve around with a stranger, you may never know who it might be!
What is the role of webcams in the teen chat room?
In the chat room the teenager using it might be asked to switch their webcam on, actually this is not an advisable thing to be done even if the person that they chat with is known to them. There have been so many incidents that have been reported where the images of teens have been captured and used for wrong purpose. Also the webcams can be hacked and pictures might be taken therefore it is very important that the webcam is switched off properly.
Private information should never be shared online!
In the teen chat room, it is very essential that the teenager is well aware and should not make the mistake of sharing their personal information like passwords, bank account details and so on with the person that they are chatting with online. They should keep their social media profiles private and must be shared only with their friends and family. Also they should ever make plans on meeting up a random stranger alone, if it is required they can take along some elderly person who could deal with the situation in case it gets out of hand.
In case a teenager is being pressurised and is asked to meetup or the opposite person is asking for personal information, there are a few things that they can actually do, which include the following:
-They can block the person who is being a nuisance or they could also specifically leave that chat room.
-They can report the person to moderators. These moderators are the people who are in charge of managing the chat rooms who can ban users if the rules are not obeyed.