Adult chat room etiquette
It’s important to only accept invites to groups from people you are friends with in real life, and it is okay to leave the group if it is making you unhappy.Encourage them not to reply to mean messages, and save the evidence by taking a screen shot, so they can show you what has been going on.If you’re not particularly involved in the conversation, these can get annoying, and you might feel pressure to join in to keep up with everyone else.
Notifications overload Being part of a group chat, with lots of messages going back and forth, means you could get a lot of notifications to your device.
Users could exchange real-time messages (loaded with lots of CB slang) on 40 different channels, which later evolved into the concept of rooms.
In the mid-1980s, a company called Play Net began tinkering with the combination of real-time chat and online games.
For more help and guidance, have a look at our parents’ leaflets Supporting young people online and Young people and social networking sites.
Chat rooms -- like e-mail, instant messaging (IM) and online social networks -- are virtual extensions of real-world human interaction.
For young people, group chats can be difficult to navigate, due to the social pressures of contributing to a conversation in a space where lots of other people can see and comment on it.