Keep your personal information private to avoid unwanted contact or stalking when chatting in video chat rooms
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) December 09, 2011
Stargazer Video Chat released safety tips for its users webcam chatting in its free video chat rooms. While it is generally safe to video chat online, it is important to follow safety rules to make sure that a video chatting experience remains a safe and enjoyable. Stargazer Video Chat users video chat services that are safe and secure, however it is important to follow several common rules that apply to general internet safety.
Never give out personal information, such as full name, your address, phone number, skype, yahoo, msn or other messengers, work place, or places where often visited. It is generally safe to get to know people online as long as the personal information is kept private to avoid unwanted contact with strangers or someone who wouldn't take a no for an answer. Chat accounts like skype, msn or yahoo can be easily spammed by strangers seeking attention. In some cases when such situation occurs, people end up creating new accounts to stop spam which can be a lengthy process contacting friends and family and notifying them about a new account name. To avoid such situation, it is recommended not to give out personal information to people met in chat rooms. Additionally, it is very important not to meet anyone met online in a chat room until getting to know that person really well. If such meeting occurs, meet in a public place or bring a friend.
Avoid following urls or websites posted in chat or in people's web cams. It is not uncommon for adult web sites to try to promote their services and try to lure people to click on their links. Such web sites will promise free features and try to convince people to create accounts and provide credit card information. To avoid unwanted credit card charges or email spam, avoid following advertisements posted in chat and report/block offenders. Finally, never use someone else's accounts or give out your password to anyone.
About Stargazer Video Chat
Stargazer Video Chat is a privately operated service dedicated to providing a quick and easy way for people to meet each other in a casual video chat environment. It allows users to communicate using video chat, voice and text messaging in public and private chat rooms.