Alternatively, if you are too shy to flirt in school but still want to kick back and banter with other teens, the Internet provides you anonymity. Just click on the enter button and introduce yourself.
You don't have to worry about someone rejecting your comments or looking like a fool because no one knows who you are and where you live (unless you tell the person you are chatting with, which is a major no-no). Before too long, you will have made some new online friends.
Chat Help is also available if you are having trouble getting started.
The popular Teen Advice room lets you go to find answers to problems you may be having.
This site even has message boards that help you keep up with people you have met during chatting or meet someone new.
While all advice should be taken with a grain of salt, getting fresh perspectives from your peers can help you see dilemmas in a whole new light. You've heard it before, and you are about to hear it again. Even if you feel like an adult who always makes responsible decisions (trust me, no adults can even make that claim), there are a lot of potential complications to flirting with strangers.
Use these tips and ask for help when in doubt to maximize your online security while in a chat room.
Unfortunately, people who feel rejected can try to get revenge by posting personal things you've said or photos you've sent online.
If you need help, be sure to ask an adult in your life like a parent or teacher if you have already made mistakes.
Message boards are available for you to peruse at your leisure.