Police warn parents of teen chat room

(Ohio) – Police in Ohio are warning parents to be on the lookout for teen-chat.org.

According to the Westlake Police Department, the website offering free chat rooms and blogs has been found to be unsafe for children. Investigators noted in a post to the department’s Facebook page that the ‘stranger chat website’ advertises itself as a chat room ‘for older kids and younger teens,’ however, the website is ‘not safe for any child, kid, or teen.’

Investigators published the following snapshot they say was taken within 30 seconds of accessing the website. Several of the messages appear to be inappropriate and sexual.

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Law enforcement officials encourage parents to regularly monitor their child’s online activity. They are also encouraged to visit the FBI’s Crimes Against Children and online Predators program to learn more about how you can keep your child safe from online predators.

 

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