The move came a short while after the escalating dangers forced computer giant Microsoft to pull the plug on its UK chatrooms
It is the second time a Paltalk user has committed suicide live online after using an "insults" chatroom
. Dad-of-two Kevin Whitrick, 42, hanged himself in 2007 after friends who thought he was joking urged him to "go on, jump!" amyclare.martin @trinitymirror.com
With little suspense and a premise positively creaking with age (does anyone still use chatrooms
?), this is as bad as it gets.
Mr Green said there was a misconception that anything said in chatrooms
would be anonymous and led to things being written which people would not otherwise dream of saying or writing.
are all right as long as people use their common sense.
Schoolgirl Sian Hughes does not use internet chatrooms
The girl, who cannot be named for legal reasons, described how she met Lindsell in an MSN chatroom
Children's charities have welcomed the decision by computer giant Microsoft to close most of its Internet chatrooms
around the world to protect youngsters from potential harm.
The following is an example of a message left on the chatroom
by an individual who wants to remain anonymous.
Users of the chatroom
, where "people go to insult each other", watched as he killed himself.
I did find a chatroom
for men and women looking for other people who like rubber, but they were really weird.
Happy Xmas to all the chatroom
gang, from the king of the chatroom