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chat room

Online A virtual environment on the Internet, in which participants with similar interest 'talk' via keyboard
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Carol, who was involved in an undercover probe into internet paedophiles for TV's Tonight with Trevor McDonald, has been leading calls to ban chatrooms.
Research shows that paedophiles often pose as teenage boys to win the confidence of their victims in some of the 100,000 chatrooms in operation on the Internet.
It's no surprise that children love chatrooms because they can create their own world.
The `wallies'-as professional punter Alan Potts famously dubbed them-who frequented the Channel 4 chatroom had just enough time to learn of its demise to fire off around 100 messages bemoaning its departure and asking why it was happening.
The launch of the website comes in the same month a game designed to teach children the potential dangers of internet chatrooms was given to schools in Coventry.
So, in order to protect all our users, we are denying access to sites such as internet chatrooms.
Jasmine Malik, founder of the UK moderation company Tempero, said: 'Online safety is something that we all need to take responsibility for -from the providers of chatrooms to moderation companies like us.
Lindsell, 64, pretended to be a teenager and tried to set up a meeting with the girl, then 13, after "meeting" her in a chatroom.
To get an idea of what goes on in internet chatrooms everyday, I logged on to MSN and asked users what their reactions were to the news - and within minutes I was met with a foul-mouthed tirade by someone claiming to be a paedophile.
The former Hear'Say singer has first-hand experience of chatroom 'grooming'.
The Internet service companies which run and profit from these chatrooms have a duty to protect the children who use them.
Paul Gibbons, 47, traced dad-of-three John Jones, 43, after they fell out in a Yahoo internet chatroom dedicated to Islam.