Chat Safety Guidelines

Chat Danger - Is this your first time chatting? Well below are a few rules to follow to keep safe when chatting:
1) Age Requirements - Users should be above the age of 13. Minors should be compulsorily accompanied by a parent or guardian. Room age requirements MUST be followed. Those violating this rule will be booted and reported to the proper authorities.
2) Be careful - people online may not be who they say they are no matter how convincing they may sound. The reality is that online friends are really just strangers.
3) Do NOT give out any personal information (i.e where you live, your school, email address, picture, telephone number, etc) - you may end up being contacted by people you don't want. Make sure your profile in the forums or chat does not include any personal information.
4) Never arrange to meet someone offline, this can be very dangerous. If you must, then go accompanied (if you are under 18 by your parent or carer); and meet in a public place.
5) Report to a Site Staff if someone or something makes you worried or uncomfortable at this site.
6) Parents must take responsibility for their childs online computer usage. Try to find out what internet services (such as chatting and email) your child uses. Consider surfing with your children and make it a fun experience for them. This will be a constructive way to spend more time with your children.

Eye Strain - Long periods of computer monitor use can impact the health of your eyes. Due to the fact that your eyes are constantly adjusted to a particular focus, it is important to regularly utilize the full focal range of your eyes by focusing on a number of far away and close items. Preferably use: a larger computer monitor screen size with optimized contrast and brightness settings; fonts which are of a comfortable reading size; a monitor which does not have a low refresh rate or that interlaces; a screen which has little or no glare; a well lit room. Failure to do so may result in eye strain, blurred vision, head aches and other short or long term ailments.

Ergonomics - Due to the heavy use of keyboard and mouse input and long durations of sitting, we advise members to have an ergonomically correct environment and a regular physical activity interval. Your desk, chair, keyboard, mouse and wrist pads should be carefully selected to provide maximum comfort and protection against injury. Failure to do so may result in back, neck, wrist and arm short and long term pain and / or damage. Employ a routine of frequent breaks which involve a small, quick but frequent combination of physical activities such as: standing up, stretching, walking around the room or building, clenching a mug or cup , elevating arms above head repetitively, and taking deep controlled breaths.

Online Bullying - With the web providing an increased number of social communication tools (email, SMS, chat rooms, instant messaging) for users, there has been an increase in the number of users who are using these tools to antagonize or intimidate others. This usually happens to younger people. Because bullies commonly harrass their victims away from the watchful eyes of adults or guardians, the Internet is the perfect place for them to reach others anonymously. For many younger users, home is no longer a place of refuge from school bullying. Users should be aware that some forms of online bullying are considered criminal acts. It is illegal to communicate repeatedly with someone if your communication will cause any fear for the safety of the person you are communicating with or the safety of others. If you feel you are being bullied, please report any incidents to your local police or your Internet Service Provider (ISP) who can then investigate the issue further.

Internet Addiction - It is important for users to be aware that too much time spent in chat rooms is not good. It is important to maintain a healthy balance between online and offline life. Internet addiction is usually identified by events including, but not limited to, the following: sense of euphoria while at the computer, problems with school or work, feeling empty or depressed when away from the computer, and neglecting family and friends. Internet addiction can also lead to physical problems such as eyestrain, backaches, and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Take a break, once in a while!

Please remember that chat room safety starts with you.

A list of websites, for you to try!

Free video chats, No registration online chat, Free video chat room, Chat rooms south africa, Mobile chat site, Chatting rooms, Chat site online free, Girls online chat, Hotmail chat rooms, Love chat rooms, Free wap chat rooms, Friends chat room free, Free internet dating sites, Dating website, Muslim dating site, Women dating site, Online chat rooms free, Online chat uk, Chat rooms for free online, Online dating free site, Chat online for free, Chat rooms for kids, Free java chat rooms, Cyber chat rooms, Dating chat room, Chat rooms no registration, No registration chat, Free chat room mobile, Video chatting, Free indian video chat, Live chating, Chat online with strangers for free, Video chat for free, Chat with girls, Uk free chat, Chat site free online, Free local dating, Mobile phone dating, Indian women dating, Great expectations dating, Women seeking women, Date free, Dating for girls, Women seeking men free, Dating site in usa, Dating sites free, Online dating sites in usa, Free dating sites in belgium, Arab dating, Dating london, Text dating free, Site dating free, Uk free dating, Free dating login, Free dating agency, Mobile chat box, Singles online dating free. - Privacy Policy | - Chat Safety Guidelines | - Terms of Service