If your child is under the age of 18 and you allow them to have unsupervised access to a computer -- like in a child's bedroom or basement -- please consider not having anymore children. The parents lose all their savings to criminal defense lawyers -- and then the fun part happens -- the civil lawsuits begin.
We all are eager to make good friends, but slow down. Making real friends takes time so please take a few weeks or months to get to know someone before you give out personal information.
Sure, we have Rooms now — but Rooms, despite its branding and anonymous discussion groups, has little in common with the chatrooms of yore.
And like other modern attempts to reincarnate the ‘90s chat room (Airtime, anyone?
Again, the Internet is not as private as you might think and some people, when provoked, will retaliate in ways that the child's parent(s) may find physically, emotionally and financially uncomfortable.
It all comes down to this: If you respect your child's privacy online, you're stupid.Instead, they should be outside playing with friends or doing some other supervised activity that involves fresh air.