There are also links to 3 chat rooms suitable for under 18s with no adult chat.
The bphope forum provided by bp Magazine is a fabulous bipolar chat room with a fresh and creative feel.
Last May, Oliver Jovanovic, a Columbia University doctoral candidate, was sentenced to 15 years to life for kidnapping and sexually assaulting a woman he had met and corresponded with on the Internet.
The verdict came as a shock to courtroom observers who, unlike the jury, had access to the uncensored, and highly titillating, e-mail exchanges between Jovanovic and his accuser, 57 pages of exchanges that took place both before and after the alleged torture incident that marked their only off-line date.
As one participant explained: "You have to keep a person interested.
Otherwise they move on." Out of this often-kinky culture arose the celebrated cybersex trial, New York's first Internet-related sexual assault case.
By ignoring 'Net dynamics and accepting his e-mail postings as pure representations of truth rather than admixtures of fantasy, the verdict exposed the failure of many traditional institutions to grasp the psychological upheaval wrought by cyberculture.
I would say, "Hello." And a strange somewhere across the world would respond, "a/s/l/? As an adult, I'm aware that while I was in AOL chats to talk about pop culture, a large chunk of the folks were just looking for digital hook-ups.“I suppose it’s as good as a bar,” said Alice Aspen March, Los Angeles-based author of The Attention Factor.“The only difference is at a bar you actually see and talk to a person in the flesh.A very cool feature is that they provide much needed resources for young people.This includes a message board that is open to all ages, and which also has a “Teen Talk” forum.