It is easy to remain anonymous on the web and this can encourage some people to make up things
about themselves, even passing off someone else's face as their own. Sometimes people will give a
false impression of themselves, either by exaggerating the truth or lying. A lot of the time you
will instinctively know what another person is saying is odd or not quite right. This is your
instinct, which acts as a self-defence, telling you something is wrong. It is important to trust
these instincts and let your parent or carer know when you think something is wrong.
I'm smart enough to know when someone's pulling my leg - surely I'm not at risk?
The people who abuse chatrooms can be quite convincing, tricking adults as well as teenagers.
Without seeing a person we can never be sure they are what they say they are. This is why you
should never arrange to meet someone you have chatted to on the internet without telling your
parents, getting their permission and taking a responsible adult with you. Even then, your first
meeting should always be in a public place.
Info on Our Chatrooms
Our chatrooms have been designed to the specifications suggested in the ChatDanger.com's 'Safe Chatroom Setup'
The chatrooms are fitted with a 'Contact Moderator' button, the result of clicking this will take you to a chatroom
which deals with chatroom complaints. Our chatroom application allows you to copy and paste text within the chat.
If you can, click on the text you want to copy, right click then hit 'Copy Text' then paste it in the help chatroom,
a moderator might not always be on hand to deal with the complaint but it will be looked into at a later date. There
is also an complaint email form on the website where you can submit complaints.
If the complaint is valid and it proves to not be a hoax, depending on the offenses committed will determind how the
user is dealt with
Offensive text, indecent conversations, persistant swearing and racial discriminative comments will result in the user
being banned from the website for a minimum of 3 days depending on the logs we retrive of the reported conversations
will determind how long the ban is
Adults posing as minors, Trying to arrange meeting someone, Paedophile related activity will result in a permanent
ban and the logs of the offense commited sent directly to your ISP (internet service provider) and the police, It's
then a matter for the authorities to deal with.
If a moderator catches you giving out personal information such as your phone number, address or anything that
identifies you as an individual, you will be banned
What will happen after after you've made a complaint?
On signing into our chat, the server extracts information that can identify you as an individual, this is the case
for everyone and this is how we can report violators of our services to the authorities if needed to.
Should i click links posted in the chatrooms?
NEVER under any circumstances click external links from the chatsite displayed in the chatroom even it's from a trusted
source, even if it sounds great and something you could be really interested in like a new chat site or someones pics
the chances are it's not that at all, some people make a living from doing this, getting people to click there links
then taking control of there computers and extracting valuable information for credit cards, paypal account and more
Viewing other members pics
You don't have to download things to get a virus, just opening a webpage can expose your computer to harmful things.
If someone you don't know is trying to show you pics on a website, unless it's a trusted source like myspace or
faceparty, don't click the link. We also have a file send feature on the site, never accept a file from an un trusted
We aren't trying to take all the fun out of chatting, i know it's fun to exchange pics and talk to new people
and in some cases even meet people you regularly chat to and consider as friend, but the dangers are very real.