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Chat Rooms What is a chat room? How many of you have used a chat room? How many acronyms do you know?
ALWZ Always F? Friends? ASAP As Soon As Possible F 2 F Face to face ASL Age, Sex, Location F 2 T Free to talk ATK At The Keyboard ATM At The Moment B 4 Before FOMCL Fell out of my chair laughing FYEO For your eyes only GAL Get a life PLZ 4 GV ME Please forgive me PRW Parents are watching PTB Please text back QT Cutie ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing ROFLOL Rolling on the floor laughing out loud B 4 N Bye For Now GF Girlfriend RUOK Are you OK? BAK Back At Keyboard GG Good Game SETE Smiling ear to ear BBL Be Back Later BCNU Be Seeing You BF Boyfriend BFN/B 4 N Bye For Now BFz 4 evr Best Friends Forever BRB Be Right Back CU See You GR 8 Great! H&K Hugs and kisses h 2 cus Hope to see you soon IAD 8 It’s a date IDK I don’t know JK Just kidding KIT Keep in touch STATS Your sex and age T 2 Go Time to go T 2 ul Talk to you later THX Thank you TTFN Ta-Ta for now TTYL Talk to you later U 2 You too Arepairs In there discuss any others and complete that you use? as many of these acronymns as possible CU Soon See You Soon [email protected] See You At CUL 8 R See You Later DK Don’t know E 2 eg Ear to ear grin EOD End of discussion EVRY 1 Everyone KOTL Kiss on the lips LOL Laughing out loud Lts. Gt 2 gthr Lets get together ly. N Lying MYOB Mind your own business NE 1 Anyone O 4 U Only for you UI! You Idiot! [email protected] What WRU Where are you? WUF Where are you from? XO Kiss and a hug Sleeping (I’m tired, bored or ZZZZ annoyed)
Why use chat rooms? What is so appealing about them?
TASK Complete the task as if you were talking to someone in an internet chat room!
Show your conversation to another pupil. How much personal information have you disclosed?
Who do you talk to? Are you sure? Listen to the clips Discuss the reasons why she was attracted to meet the other person. What should she have done? What did the person in the clip do to attract young girls? Do you think it works? http: //tcs. cybertipline. com/videos. htm
The 8 users currently in a teen chat room: Guess the ASL of each user. good 2 hug: 16, female, Bangor joey 16: 12, male, Holyhead hotlips 38: 38, female, Manchester robbie. W: 28, male, Cardiff QTpie: sue 1991: sian 14: paperboy: 30, male, Caernarfon 17, female, Caernarfon 14, female, Valley 41, male, Liverpool How accurate were you?
What does a paedophile look like?
LYING ON-LINE It can be easy to lie about your age and sex on-line. Never arrange to a face-to-face meeting with anyone you have met on-line unless you have an adult with you. Watch the videos from http: //www. thinkuknow. co. uk Claire thought she knew Tom’s story
Questions based on the video What was the appeal? • Found somebody who was very alike • Shared similar experiences • Understood their problems • Good looking • Made them feel good, mature, attractive, important and cared about them! Does this type of person really exist? ?
Where can I get help? Do you know who or where to go for help / information? WEBSITE: www. thinkuknow. co. uk Report Abuse SCHOOL CONTACT PERSON: _________ PARENT / RESPONSIBLE ADULT
Not all persons on-line turn out as you would expect. If the situation sounds too good to be true – it probably is! If you need to report any inappropriate on-line behaviour, use the website below: www. thinkuknow. co. uk