The changes will take effect October 14, according to Microsoft, and will affect all the countries in which MSN is available.Executives from the company noted that in recent months, as most legitimate users have moved from chat rooms to Instant Messaging (IM) for online chat, chat rooms have increasingly been filled with inappropriate content for children.the company made the move when it was discovered that the online forums were being used by sexual predators to prey on underaged children.as reported by a houston, texas tv station, men were posting sexually explicit photographs while chatting about sex with underaged girls.Microsoft currently provides local MSN content in 33 countries and 17 languages, and the company says that more than 200 million people use the service worldwide; more than 1.2 million people access the MSN chat rooms. In my programs is one that says you can install parental controls, why isnt it being used??I agree the teens rooms have a lot of filth in them and not just by adults preying on children. restricted internet access is better then nothing at all plus it will keep them from coming into contact with harmful chatters.
made a surprise move last week and shut down its user-created chatrooms.manages and monitors are still available for users to access, but users can no longer set up their own. spokesperson, “we began implementing the changes to yahoo! isps have a responsibility to the community, and it's good yahoo! i hope the other shoe falls on the twisted individuals who were making the solicitations.chat user rooms in the past week.” read more on this topic from the electric new paper and cnet. , although it didn't really have much of a choice. not that this kind of stuff should be tolerated in any way, shape, or form, but isn't this unfortunately commonplace on the internet? i question if any children actually went to those rooms.once the news hit the air, the heat started beating down on yahoo!, as clients such as pepsi and state farm pulled their advertising due to the issue.