In 48 per cent of cases the adult suspect was arrested at the intended rendezvous with the child.Toni Makkai Director Children are growing up with computers.
Executives from the company noted that in recent months, as most legitimate users have moved from chat rooms to Instant Messaging (IM) for online chat, chat rooms have increasingly been filled with inappropriate content for children.
"We recognize that \[this inappropriate conduct and content\] is a common industrywide problem," MSN's Lisa Gurry said.
I agree the teens rooms have a lot of filth in them and not just by adults preying on children. restricted internet access is better then nothing at all plus it will keep them from coming into contact with harmful chatters.
I have seen discusting ads from 13 year olds asking for sex and other perversions!! Close the teen rooms or monitor them is the best thing, hosts have a way of knowing who is legit or not and can clean up the filth the kids spew in the rooms too. Parents, when are we going to step up to the plate and take action? I applaud Microsoft for their efforts to protect kids from pedophiles, child molestors and online predators.
The word "bitch" is shown written on a car in what looks like dog poop.
One of the teens takes medication ("Prolexia") for depression, and another teen is shown briefly with a glass of wine. What are the advantages and disadvantages of chatrooms versus real life?
Many web sites expressly prohibit harassment and if you report it through their established mechanisms, the content and/or bully should be removed from the site in a timely manner.
That said, I thought I would take some time here to give the adults who have been victimized out there some general advice.
First, it is important to keep all evidence of the bullying: messages, posts, comments, etc.
"We've taken a look at our service and how we can make efforts to step up our efforts to provide a safe environment ...