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How can I protect my privacy in a chat room?

  • Don't include personal information in the profile for your screen name, particularly your full name, address and telephone number.

  • Ideally, use a gender-neutral and age-neutral screen name when chatting.

  • Don't include your surname in your screen name.

  • To avoid spam, use a separate screen name just for chat. You can create additional screen names when you sign on to AOL and go to AOL Keyword: Screen Names.

  • Sign on to AOL and use AOL Keyword: Notify AOL if you need to report inappropriate chat.

  • Be very careful about arranging a face-to-face meeting with someone that you meet online.

  • Finally, remember that most chat rooms are organised around topics, so avoid topics you're not comfortable with.