For your personal safety, do not ask for or give out your last name, address, phone number, email address, passwords or any of your Facebook, Skype, Yahoo, etc information to any person in this chat room. These are applications “apps” that your child can download to get free messages, send pics for free and meet strangers. Now how many criminals are out there doing this that kids actually are hunting them for fun????? But just like Lockdown drills it isn’t like when we went to school. This departmnet took a report of a 15 year old Hopatcong female that posed nude in front of her webcam. Especially when the computer is in your child's room and they are on it unsupervised. Mom and Dad; Have you ever heard of : KIK, KIK Video, Omegle, snapchat or Spycalc? We cannot stop the apps but we can help our children make the right decision by not chatting or sending these pictures and videos to others. The kids then bust them saying they are putting them on youtube. Yes we wish to shield our children from the harsh realities of life. That gives you the right to look at it anytime you want. That way they will stay out of trouble.- We investigated a 15 year old girl who met a 34 year old man from Keansburg NJ. A "friendship" developed and eventually he came to Hopatcong. Sometimes they want to send a pic or they ask if I have a cam. Imagine how you and your family would feel knowing that these pictures were sent to others over the internet. Yes, the child who sends it can be charged just as that criminal who requested it can be charged.- Go over who these predators are that have just been given a great means to find and stalk your child by these free apps. Okay, go on youtube and look up “kik trolling” These are kids actually pretending to be young girls and trying to get creepy guys to ask for nude pictures. Though they know more than us about these apps they do not realize how many sex offenders are out there waiting for an opportunity to fulfill their desires. Mom did not monitor what her daughter was doing on the internet. Go on youtube and search these apps and you will see for yourself. Well, if you go and delete the apps there will just be more for your child to download. That leaves you and your children.- Tell them how it isn’t another young girl/boy but a nasty man and yes even a woman they are chatting with.
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You trust your kids, but you also know that with kids you need to take the proper precautions at home and away, to make sure that they stay safe and do not venture into the seedy world of internet porn and other dangerous or inappropriate social media.
If you are a first time visitor, to make your first time experience as enjoyable as possible we ask that you adhere to these simple commonsense rules. Chat room safety is YOUR responsibility, not ours, so we strongly urge that you also read our Chat Room Safety Guide as soon as possible.
If you're new to our site, we also suggest that you take a look at our Chat Room Etiquette page.