Whether it's to find friendship, romance, laughter, or learn something new, using chat rooms opens up a world of opportunity.
In the vast majority of Internet sex crimes against young people, offenders did not actually deceive youth about the fact that they were adults who had sexual intentions.
Later, he switched to using a webcam, according to a profile by Matt Bai in the New York Times Magazine. "We can do this 2 ways call me and you can turn yourself in at a latter date or I'll get a warrant for you and come pick you up." Ritter turned himself in.
Then came that fateful day in February 2009 on which, in a Yahoo chat room for adults, he conversed with "Emily." Although she told him she was 15, Emily was actually a small-town police officer, trolling for sexual predators online. At his trial, he testified that he never for a moment believed he was talking to a minor; he assumed he was chatting with a bored housewife pretending to be 15.
You can find chat rooms where people discuss trivia questions, learn a new skill, play games, meet a special someone, share writing, plan trips or discuss travel, ask questions to an expert, or simply share thoughts with others.
Most chat rooms do not require any special software.