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Last Updated: Wednesday November 11 2009 15:51 GMT

Staying safe in chatrooms

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1. If you're asked for a screen name to use in a chatroom, use a nickname - never your real name.

2. If you're in a chatroom and you start feeling uncomfortable about what someone's saying, get out of there and tell an adult.

3. People may not be who they say they are.

4. If you get an email telling you not to tell your parents about it, don't reply and tell an adult straight away.