Chat Roulette: a predator’s paradise

I went on yesterday and met a lot of neat kids from all over the world. There were some weirdoes there too, but I had fun. One “chatter” held up a sign saying, “Assroll,” then rolled over backwards, naked. What do you think of that new Internet sensation?

Here’s what you can do. You don’t want your kids there.

Chat Roulette is so cool. Make sure the computer with the webcam in your home is in a centralized location. Some “chatters” will make love in front of their webcam or display shocking images of death.

Here’s what happens.

 

Dear Chatty Kid,

Yes, Chat Roulette gives viewers the opportunity to make friends throughout the world, but it’s more like California during the Gold Rush–wild. But there’s no Chat Roulette police enforcing policy.

Have a question about the Internet and your kids? Ask LA Teacher at writinghigh2009@gmail.com.

Chatty Kid

Dear LA Teacher,

 

Chat Roulette is a predator’s paradise. It’s not the kind of site you want your kids to visit. The site pairs you with a random video chat partner. Yes, the site says you have to be 16-years-old and Chat Roulette doesn’t tolerate obscenity, pornography, or offensive behavior. Kids can be exposed to jerks wearing grotesque masks dancing around nude. Ask them for their thoughts on the subject and why a site like that is not appropriate for children and many adults, too.

Good luck,

LA Teacher. Tell your children about Chat Roulette and explain why you don’t like it. You can click “next” anytime you want or stay as long as you like, unless your partner leaves first.

For those of you out there clueless about this newest Internet craze, Chat Roulette was started by a 17-year-old Moscow, Russian student

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