Adults posing as teens in chatrooms
They had unwittingly promoted sex between minors and adults through the Yahoo Teen Chat rooms.
The elimination of the teen chat options limited chat room usage to adults, but the company faced the dilemma of how to prevent children and underage teens from signing up as adults.All it takes to become a user is a username, password and a picture.These sites are not constantly monitored and information can be provided on how to reach users in the real world.But the most powerful tool is becoming a guiding voice in our kids' heads.Ultimately, we need to help them find the right words to say (or type) in certain situations and recognize when they need to get help.
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Teens active on message boards are no longer segregated from adults, and are now protected under the administration of "family" supervision.