We encourage our TamilWire Tamil Chat members and visitors of our site to adhere to the same safety precautions one would have when dealing with the internet in general.

1. Protect your Personal Information.

Under no circumstances should you ever give out your personal information such as your real name, home address, school name, home or cell phone number(s), etc. Be careful when telling people where you will be or what you will be doing; especially in a chat room where you may be providing that information to someone you did not intend to meet.

2. Be Aware of what you are showing on you webcam.

Did you remember to turn off your camera? Remember that anything you stream on the internet or any pictures or movies you upload may be recorded or copied by someone else.

3. Be skeptical of what other members tell you.

People on the internet often give false personal information such as age, gender or location.

4. Never meet someone you only know online alone.

It's not recommended that you meet people you only know online. If you do decide to meet someone, bring a friend along and always meet in a public place with lots of people around. If you are under the age of 18 NEVER meet up with someone you have only met online unless your parents not only know who this person is, but agree to go along with you to the meeting.

5. Don't be harassed.

Never reply to someone who has made you feel uncomfortable or scared. In TamilWire Tamil Chat you can just click on a username and select 'Ignore'. Ignoring the person is probably the best way to have that person stop harassing you.

6. Report any abuse you see on TamilWire Tamil Chat.

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