You may think that chatting online with that man or woman gives you all the essential knowledge of his or her life, personality and whereabouts, but you will soon realize that you have known almost nothing of this person.
In fact, it should not be called online chat. It should be termed as offline chat instead! Why? Because you are conversing with someone who is invisible in your eyes, and whose voice is unheard of by your ears.
This is actually the principal reason as to why chatting with someone online is the place where falsifying of information is of high probability. You would see yourself regretful for getting yourselves involved in an online chat!
But you would not wish for that day to arrive right? So you got to make certain that you would not be in the clutches of those troublemakers in your chat room. What should you do then?
Take note of the following tips below:
Whatever that you type in the chat window will be visible to anyone who is having a conversation with you in that window. So if there is a conversation between more than two people, be careful of what you disseminate in the chat room. Do not expose too much information that is meant to be confidential! You may never know what they can do to that precious information that you have given for free.
Select a screen name that does not denote your personal details like your real name and gender. Be a bit more discrete with your personal information when setting your screen name.
NEVER give away your name, contact numbers, address, passwords and especially, bank account details, in a chat room. You would not wish for your valuable demographic information to be tampered just like that.
Say NO to files, downloads and URLs that you receive from unknown sources. They can be sources of transmission of viruses to your computer software or Internet!
Refrain from making appointments with someone whom you have been chatting with and yet have never met in person. You may not be able to face the reality if you were to discover that he or she has been faking his or her identity!
Do save copies of your online conversations after finishing your last sentence with the person you chatted with. These copies can be concrete evidences that you can present to the authorities should you feel dubious about the culprit.
Learn how to give an account of your chat room problems with the administrator. It can save you a lot of trouble for yourselves.
Always be reminded of your Internet ethics! Never blurt out vulgarities or ignite the fire in your online conversations. You could be paying a heavy price for doing so.
In life, you should not go beyond the limits. The same principle should be applied to online chats. So remember, enjoy online chats, but never indulge too much in them!
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