Use an area of the home that is impersonal when chatting on anonymous chat sites.
The limited conversations are already designed and kid’s games allow the parents when a chat situation is set up to designate the security level of the game.
However, this difficult with teenagers since it is not difficult for most of them to have the parental email sent to themselves. Again, with the onset of mobile devices it is a good idea to teach young people what to look out for on anonymous chat Websites and how to shut them down.
Online sites which are used primarily to encourage unsuspecting individuals of any age to chat to strangers are becoming more common and posing a greater threat to youth and to vulnerable individuals than ever before.
The updated warning from parents to kids needs to shift quickly from “don’t talk to or take candy from strangers” to “don’t visit online sites to talk with strangers or give any information to anyone online.” Candy isn’t even the biggest threat anymore! Giving information of any kind while talking online to a stranger is risky even if the informant does not disclose an identity or any contact information to the recipient of the information because of the existence of tracking capabilities which can be used silently by a perpetrator trying to obtain information from a child or vulnerable individual.
Often, that effort is not seen in the light in which it was intended.