Unmoderated adult chat
I am praying for each and every one of you who reads this and needs to have a chat with your kids. Much love, Anne Marie (The photo below is graphic in nature but has been censored. I am not trying to be gratuitous in showing it to you, but I don’t want you to have to look it up on your own or be able to dismiss the reality and severity of the situation. Help them understand how we are all created in the image of God and sex is an awesome thing meant to share a sacred love between two married people. You can guess what I covered up with the black box.We CANNOT continue to sweep these awkward, important, necessary conversations under the rug. "We have seen cases where under-16s have been approached by people pretending to be same age, but who are grown adults trying to solicit young people for abusive contact," Mr Whittingham explained.
Sit down, face to face, let them know the danger in visiting this site, and if you can, block it or filter it with parental controls. The screenshot below was captured in my own research.
Abusive contact Internet service provider Lycos has branded the action as "irresponsible" and fear children will move to other unmoderated chatrooms on the net.
Some have suggested that MSN may have economic reasons for closing down their chatrooms.
People have also been increasingly targeted by spammers posting hundreds of messages and inappropriate web addresses to chatrooms.
Many have been "mining" rooms for data, finding out users' e-mail addresses to build spam lists. MSN has acknowledged that some chatters will not be happy about the move.