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  Kids ignore web chatroom dangers
Updated 06 February 2004, 07.59
Kids are ignoring chatroom warnings
Children are not being safe when using the internet, with some still arranging to meet people they only know online.

A new study found that 60% of kids who chat online don't know that people can lie about who they really are.

The study is part of Safer Internet Day, which hopes to help kids and their parents learn more about using the internet in a safer way.

The research showed that fewer kids are using chatrooms, but of those that are, more are meeting people in real life.

According to the study lots of the children still using chatrooms take risks in real life, so are more likely to ignore warnings not to meet people they chat to.

One of the most important things the research has shown is that kids and their parents need to talk through how the internet is used together.

Safer Internet Day is being held in 22 countries on Friday 6 February.

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Are you into chatrooms?
opening quoteI don't bother with chatrooms anymore. I prefer messageboards and chatting to the mates I already know from school and stuff.closing quote
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