Parent Alert: Watch out for Chatroulette.com!

The newest entrant in the field of social web connections is also the scariest.  If Chatroulette.com sounds a bit like digital Russian Roulette,  you get the idea.  The interface is extremely easy to use and anyone anywhere in the world can join in as long as they promise that they are 16 or older.  The apparent lack of any kind of filters and the combination of video and chat make this both very appealing to curious teens and predators alike.  Antidote?  Check it out yourself and then have a heart-to-heart with your young family members about the serious risks involved.  One thing more: keep your computers in a public place where anyone passing by can check out what you are watching/doing.  It’s a good practice for everyone in the house, adults and children alike, to be accountable for their viewing habits.

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