Trringg trinng trringggg…. The alarm clock was ringing loud at 7:00am. Whattt?? I jumped out of the bed as I realized the time. I had to reach office by 7:30, had to work on a very important presentation that I had to present to a delegation coming from singapore. Holding my cup of coffee in one hand along with the car keys and the purse. My mobile and my documents file in the other hand. I kissed my son goodbye advising him to finish his breakfast before leaving for school and to concentrate on studies during the class, got in the car and left for office.
'See u at dinner, take care' I said to my son as I left for the office.
This was my everyday routine as I am a working mom. I had to work from 9:00am to 6:00pm , then home, dinner preparations, next days planning which included dressing, documentation and presentation stuff. We barely had time for each other. The only time we spent together during the weekdays was at dinner where we could discuss our whole day's activities, some gossips and some new plans for tomorrow.
Should I let my child chat with kids online?
'Yes you may go to kids chat room and spend some time on it. You are allowed the kids chat rooms for an hour only'
This was his third call asking me permission for going out to play with the street friends. But of course had my own concerns. His father had to return home after few days and I was scared of sending him out alone unattended, unsupervised. So to be on my safer side I allowed him to have a kids chat online and spend some time on it.
As soon as I dropped the call, hundreds of questions started hammering into my head.
Is kids chat with strangers safe?
How to assure if the person at the other end is a teenager?
Is it safe to be in kids chatroom with strangers where hundreds of strangers come for chat from all over the world?
Do they not talk about adult topics?
Can they not spy on you?
Would they not try to hack your information and trap you in any way?
With these questions buzzing around in my head I was barely keeping up with my routine and daily chores.
What is Kids Chat?
Later in the evening, me and my friend went for tea as it had been a tiring day.
She asked 'You look worried?'.
Without giving it a second thought I started explaining what my concerns were for the teenage chat online and how I had allowed my teenage son for it. Then she explained all; all of it she had gone through a few months and had collected a hand full of research regarding the pros and cons of online chatting.
First she gave me an overview of what chat is and how there are alot of platforms that provide free chat online.
There are specific chat rooms which include chat rooms for teenage, chat rooms for kids, chat rooms that may be gender specific like girls chat rooms,boys chat rooms, country and region wise chat rooms like chat rooms india, location based chat rooms, chat rooms usa etc.There are video chat options also available where both the end users can use video to share their interest for example they can show their painting, sketching, plants or some other common interests that they share.
The easiest and simplest way to find out the best and reliable option for chatting is to google kids chat or google free teenage chat rooms. One of the very famous application for free online chat for kids is omegle kids.
She also told the cons of Omegle kids among other tips and Omegle alternatives for kids chat.
Kids Chat on TWS
However, my friend informed me that she prefers alternatives to Kids Omegle as being famous had somehow compromised the fun of it for kids and adults alike. She said there were other options where you could find real teens and kids chatrooms online and have fun online in a safe environment.
She said 'Of course there are spammers and cyber-bullies trolling on such social networks but TWS has a very nice community of users. I feel comfortable and safe for my kids to enjoy chat and experience other chat related activities with their peers on this chat site.'
One of the options she prefered was Kids Chat on TalkwithStranger. She said there were many other chat rooms and chat related activities.
She added 'My children spend a lot of time on this chat site and the TWS Social Community where they love discussing topics and enjoying chat. There are a lot of other options for your kids to engage themselves in other than chat.'
TalkwithStranger is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with other kids and strangers online. TWS also lets new users chat without the need to get them registered first. Users also have the option to stay anonymous if they choose to.The chat app randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where the chatters can chat anonymously using some random names like "Stranger 1" and "Stranger 2" in the case they do not want to disclose their identity and want to use the spy mode.
Rules parents need to make for kids Chat:
A rule for parents need to make for their kids is that if someone is not your friend in the real life, he/she is probably not your friend on free online chat as well. Just because chats on such sites start out anonymously does not mean that they stay the same way. Users, specifically kids, often share personal information and the App Store description says, "There is nothing to stop you from revealing personal details if you choose to'.There are a lot of privacy issues. Users can connect through Facebook on some chat sites and it will match you with people with similar choices,likes/dislikes and that can make the info public on Facebook depending on user settings.
TWS Chat Rules are detailed for every user on the Community here. The support system behind this chat website works rigorously to implement efficient techniques to stop spammers and cyber bullies. On top of it the moderators actively participate to make Social Community a safe environment for everyone to socialize and chat with strangers online.