getting too close
look after your m8s
your IM service?
How would you help someone that you knew was being bullied all the time, even on IM?
I am a 12 year old boy and I have been using IM to chat with my school friends. One of my friends gave out my chat name and location to one of her contacts...
The program enabled him to see when she was online and control her computer
... he typed threatening messages and obscene words making it appear that SHE was typing them in the chatroom and then made her CD drawer start flipping in and out...
Make sure you know how to keep safe on IM
Do you know everyone on your buddy or contacts list?
Think carefully about who is on your list. People on IM, like in chat, may not be who they say they are, so a friend of a friend is not necessarily a friend.
Keep your personal information secret
when talking to someone you don’t know in the real world.
Also think about what visible information you have, for example in your Profile or Member directory.
"Who's ya new buddy, buddy" -
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