Chat Rooms How many acronyms do you know? What is a chat room? How many of you have used a chat room?
ALWZF?PLZ 4GV ME ASAPF2FPRW ASLF2TPTB ATKFOMCLQT ATMFYEOROFL B4GALROFLOL B4NGFRUOK BAKGGSETE BBLGR8STATS BCNUH&KT2Go BFh2cusT2ul BFN/B4NIAD8THX BFz4evrIDKTTFN BRBJKTTYL CUKITU2 CU SoonKOTLUI! CU@LOLW@ CUL8RLtsGt2gthrWRU DKlyNWUF E2egMYOBXO EODNE1ZZZZ EVRY1O4U ALWZ Always F? Friends? PLZ 4GV ME Please forgive me ASAP As Soon As Possible F2F Face to face PRW Parents are watching ASL Age, Sex, Location F2T Free to talk PTB Please text back ATK At The Keyboard FOMCL Fell out of my chair laughing QT Cutie ATM At The Moment FYEO For your eyes only ROFL Rolling on the floor laughing B4 Before GAL Get a life ROFLOL Rolling on the floor laughing out loud B4N 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 GR8 Great! STATS Your sex and age BCNU Be Seeing You H&K Hugs and kisses T2Go Time to go BF Boyfriend h2cus Hope to see you soon T2ul Talk to you later BFN/B4N Bye For Now IAD8 It’s a date THX Thank you BFz4evr Best Friends Forever IDK I don’t know TTFN Ta-Ta for now BRB Be Right Back JK Just kidding TTYL Talk to you later CU See You KIT Keep in touch U2 You too CU Soon See You Soon KOTL Kiss on the lips UI! You Idiot! CU@ See You At LOL Laughing out loud W@ What CUL8R See You Later LtsGt2gthr Lets get together WRU Where are you? DK Don’t know lyN Lying WUF Where are you from? E2eg Ear to ear grin MYOB Mind your own business XO Kiss and a hug EOD End of discussion NE1 Anyone ZZZZ Sleeping (I’m tired, bored or annoyed) EVRY1 Everyone O4U Only for you In pairs discuss and complete as many of these acronymns as possible Are there any others that you use?
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
good2hug: joey16: hotlips38: robbieW: QTpie: sue1991: sian14: paperboy: The 8 users currently in a teen chat room: 16, female, Bangor 12, male, Holyhead 38, female, Manchester 28, male, Cardiff 30, male, Caernarfon 17, female, Caernarfon 14, female, Valley 41, male, Liverpool Guess the ASL of each user. How accurate were you?
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. Claire thought she knew Tom’s story Watch the videos from http://www.thinkuknow.co.ukhttp://www.thinkuknow.co.uk
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??
Do you know who or where to go for help / information? WEBSITE: www.thinkuknow.co.uk Report Abusewww.thinkuknow.co.uk SCHOOL CONTACT PERSON: __________________ PARENT / RESPONSIBLE ADULT Where can I get help?
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