At a recent ladies’ get-together, discussion about the murky world of online grooming, cyber stalking, and identity thieves found its way to our lunch table.
Everyone had a story to relate about Facebook friends turning kidnappers, handsome teens in chatrooms turning out to be adult men, children revealing personal details while playing online games and so on.
As I mentioned earlier, such children also chat with strangers, but it is with the intention of making new friends, something like the penpals of our time.
Tinychat is a well known player in the field of hosting free video and p2p chat rooms.
Being in the same domain, they have launched Tinychat Next which works the same way as Chatroulette.
The women had different ideas about why children have no qualms about talking to strangers online and why parents remain in the dark about this behaviour.
This discussion led me to do some deep-thinking on this very pertinent, and in today’s context, very important issue.