Chat Room Dangers Still Present

For those of you who think chat rooms are a thing of the past…think again. This letter was written in my local paper by a 12 year old girl who talked about her experiences with an iPod Touch app that allowed her to communicate with friends (without a cell phone or cell phone number!). This lead to her involvement in a Hunger Games chat room, due to her passion for the popular book series. Soon after joining, she was contacted by boys asking her questions about sex and other inappropriate things. Parents need to be monitoring these activities, and disabling such apps that allow their kids to communicate with complete strangers.