Cheryl was 13 and she had just got introduced to the World Wide Web and the Internet. Social networking sites, emailing, and chatting followed. Starting off by with chatting with her friends, Cheryl then tried to explore her untrodden world of chat, that is chatting with random people and stuff. She realized two things almost immediately: that it could get really addictive, and the chat rooms were cool.
The controversial side apart, online chat rooms are a great way to make new friends, and who knows, you can land up having a really good and a genuine friend through an Internet chat room. In fact, one of my cousins got his soulmate and wife through chat! Let's have a close look at some of the options.
I See You
Well, that is what I think ICQ website can offer you. It actually gives you the feeling of seeing that person. From chat rooms pertaining to countries, and topics from sex to dating, you name it and you have it on this site. In addition to that, it is absolutely free.
A browser-friendly and user-friendly chat, Chatzy is a recent addition. You have a form on the home page to start a chat. Once you fill that up and register, you are on. Of course, you do not have to pay.
America's sweetheart when it comes to chat, I guess, is AOL―America Online. It is America's largest ISP chat service. Although it requires AOL instant messenger, it's free after you get that.
This one is specially for teens. Just log on, put your username and you are done. No registration, no charges.
Chatting All the Way
Chat-rooms-online is yet another chat website which has chat rooms for all age groups. Again, this one is free. Although it would not be very advisable for kids to do chatting extensively here as the chat is not monitored.
American Singles has a whopping number of around 60,000 registered users who are singles. Moreover these are not just from the USA, but from all across the world.
If you want to find out more chat rooms like these on the Internet, well, you can try out 'paltalk'. It offers various platforms to chat category wise. Friendfinder is yet another chat site where you can register and chat for free.
There are innumerable options within these chat websites, which, in turn, cannot be easily counted as well. So it is absolutely impossible to point out to one online chat room. That is why I have mentioned the chat websites having multiple chat rooms for 'netizens' to choose from. These apart, there are game websites which also have a facility of chat. So those can be checked out too.
Eventually, online chats are fun, but in case of teenagers and kids, their parents should advise and guide them.