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.
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.
These private chats are sometimes called instant messages, or buddy chats.
Once someone gets you into a private chat, he or she can say anything to you and no one else can see.
With the dangers of online predators growing you should take precautions now to find out if there is a problem before it's too late.
You need to remember that people can pretend to be whoever they want to be online.Chat is a very popular activity for young people, especially teenagers, but it is also probably the most dangerous area on the Internet where they are most likely to get into trouble.There are dozens of means of chatting on the Internet, but no matter how you chat, keep in mind that the Internet is largely anonymous.When children are in a chat area they are in a very public "place".They do not necessarily know the true identity of anyone they are talking to in the chat room.Kids, especially older one, participating in chat rooms they find titillating, may engage in flirting, or even cybersex.