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The only way to be completely safe online is to never share your personal information with another chatter. Anything from your last name, social security number, or even the view out of your window can be used to locate you. Don't be fooled by friendly strangers. Sometimes the nature of an online chat warrants more personal information sharing, so make sure you have and operate chat security. If you are participating in a chat room that is based on a common interests, age, or geographic location be sure to be extra careful to share only the minimum necessary amount of information. If you do decide to share your personal information with an online contact or friend be sure to let someone you trust know that you've made contact with a person online.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|