Sexy text chat rooms
On the Internet, you are not restricted to trying on clothes, but can try on different names, origins, life histories, attitudes and opinions, different ways of relating to others, different ages and genders.
And you do so knowing that those you are talking with are probably doing the same.
Our interviews suggest that part of the appeal of chatrooms for the young lies in the opportunities that they provide to experiment with extended or alternative identities.
By listening to their stories we can make the discussion more concrete and specific.
For many of us the Internet has become an indispensable part of everyday life.
It frequently provides our first point of access to information.
Some of the practices adopted by these young people are surprising and counter to the conventional advice given by official authorities.
The Internet — both a public good and a danger to children Experiments with identity Advancing the argument through case study Katerina’s story Rania’s story Stefanos’ story Dimitra’s story Fivos’ story Mary’s (Dafni’s mother) story Discussion The Internet and the young Drugs and technology Harm minimisation and Internet safety?