If you need to access one, such as for a school project, ask your parents or perhaps another mature adult to sit in on your session.
A future article will highlight two additional reasons why you should be cautious about logging on to chat rooms.
In an attempt to protect his son from a sexually exploitive person, King Solomon wrote: “Keep your way far off from alongside her, and do not get near to the entrance of her house, that you may not give to others your dignity, . “Those Who Hide What They Are” You may say, though, that you do not want to talk about sex online.
Like Peter and Abigail, mentioned previously, you might see a chat room as a place where you can express yourself anonymously, without fear of embarrassment.* Even so, there is another danger that you should be aware of.
Peter, mentioned earlier, admits: “I thought I had enough self-control to terminate a chat session if the subject turned to sex.
Either way, you end up deceiving one group or the other.
By pretending online to be someone you are not, you are deceiving your chat room contacts.
You might conform to their standards of language or adopt their interests in an attempt to make new friends.
Conversely, you may see a chat room as a place to express ideas and feelings that you think your parents or friends would disapprove of.