We were taken completely unawares because as far as we knew he was a perfectly normal, sociable and happy youngster.The people behind these sites appear to be totally cynical in their desire to encourage and enable people to kill themselves." For victims such as Simon, it is too late.Pro-suicide websites and chat rooms have been implicated in the deaths of at least 16 young people in the UK in the past few years.One of the victims was Simon Kelly, an 18-year-old with no apparent problems, or so his parents thought.Chat rooms may be simply chaotic with multiple cross conversations taking place at once.Chat room dangers According to the Virtual Global Taskforce, a child sex abuser has approached over the Internet 1 out of 5 children who uses computer chat rooms.
They may be restricted to users from a certain area, or international.The FBI confirms that most children who fall victim to computer-sex offenders are spending a good deal of time on-line in general and in chat rooms in particular.No matter how good and safe the chat, giving out personal information is something that teens should not do.Simon had left a website on his computer in which he thanked his friends from suicide chat rooms.
"I had no idea that these sites existed before the death of my son.
Chats may also have age restrictions, which should be honored.