Social Aloofness Social platforms such as chat rooms can be dangerously addictive.
They can not only hamper a student’s academic life, but may also push them into a world of social aloofness.
Most of us are here because we are probably familiar with the recent studies that report high rates of unprotected sex and outbreaks of STDs among men who meet other men in Internet chat rooms.
But we are here to address the questions of why this is the case, what evidence there is to support these studies and these trends, and to set out what makes Internet chat rooms different from other venues.
My name is Mark Vogel and I am the project manager at HIV In Site, and I will be the moderator of today's discussion.
Eventually, such kids or teens may detach themselves from the real world.
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Deb Levine is the Executive Director of Internet Sexuality Information Services, or ISIS, which has contracted with the City and County of San Francisco to provide syphilis elimination services to men who have sex with men in the City, and also to identify their partners on the Internet.
ISIS has worked with online providers to provide online prevention initiatives. have documented high rates of unprotected sex among men recruited from online venues and there are several European studies that have looked at comparing, guys who say that they actually are using chat rooms to those that are not using chat rooms and there is a lot of information, a lot of data, showing that the chat room users are actually reporting higher rates of unprotected sex than the non-chat room users.
Remember who she thought to be her grandma, turned out to be the Big Bad Wolf? In chat rooms, there is a wall between the people who are chatting and getting acquainted with each other. Are they their classmate, someone from their school or college, or neighborhood?