You can be talking to someone who calls herself Suzy and claims she is 10 years old, who is really a 40-year-old male who is looking to exploit you.

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Those who would wish to harm children can prey on those in chat rooms who appear to be left out or lonely.

They can pretend to be supportive and sympathetic in order to gain the trust of the young person by being willing to "listen" to their problems and provide friendship.

This question of anonymity has raised major security issues with chat rooms.

There is no way to really believe or trust a person you have never met except through conversation online.

Some chat rooms are just open conversations with no moderation where everyone has a pretty much equal role; some are moderated by a "leader" who leads the discussion and participants; while others have chaperons or monitors who are responsible for maintaining order and assess what people write before anyone else gets to see it.

The monitor can reprimand or even kick someone out of the room who is acting in an inappropriate manner, but he or she can't, however, prevent teens from going off to a private chat area with a person who might do harm to them or put them in danger.More than any other place online, chat rooms are grounds for pedophiles and other predators trying to make contact with young people.Many parents are leery of their children getting sucked into this alternate world, due to the number of pedophiles and perverts that have been caught preying on teens in chat rooms, posing as someone else.You enter a chat room, strike up a conversation with someone, and before you know it, you have made a new friend.You need to remember that people can pretend to be whoever they want to be online.You may meet someone online who seems sympathetic and understanding, who gives you advice and seems to be your friend.