Chat rooms for middle aged adults
And while some Web cams invite voyeurism, others allow you to interactto choose which clothes someone should wear that day from their wardrobe, for instance.Katerina, Rania, Stefanos, Dimitra and Fivos are young people living in Athens.This paper reports a small number of interviews with young people in Athens about their use of Internet chatrooms as a means of meeting people.
During the period 20002002 we conducted more than 200 interviews with children and young people and conducted case studies in homes, schools, libraries, cybercafes and other places where the Internet is accessed. But it was also clear from our interviews that many were more active in chatrooms than their parents and other adults realised.
Like many of their generation, communicating through the new media is an integral part of their way of life.
By listening to their stories we can make the discussion more concrete and specific.
In the public imagination, there are two sides to the Internet coin.
There is a shiny side, celebrated in numerous government policies and programs, which holds out the promise of a new economy based on access to unlimited information, new and exciting curricula and schooling that will engage children and young people in purposeful and useful activity.