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Chatting is fun! Because on the Internet it is very easy to make new friends. Using a PC mouse, you can exchange ideas with kids who have similar hobbies to yours. Many chats offer funny smileys and other exciting features. Did you know that the word “chat” comes from the English “to chat”?
However, not every chat is suitable for children. If you’d still like to try it out, the best thing to do is show your parents this article. Here you can find some moderated chats for kids. In these chats, adult moderators read along. They make sure that no one is insulted or treated badly. That makes the whole thing a lot more fun, doesn’t it?
Moderated Chats For Kids
kindernetz.de – the chat of the SWR radio station
The Kindernetz is a site where you can read articles about current topics. You can choose between:
Media Network: Here you can learn more about professions that have to do with media (such as television). You can also view the current television program here.
Infonetz: Interesting topics have been prepared for you here. If you read these texts, you can learn a lot. Because they are written for children, they are very easy to understand.
Netztreff: In this community you can chat at fixed times of the day. A community is a meeting place on the Internet where people can talk to each other. Specially trained adults read the chat of the Netztreff and take care of your safety.
Spielenetz: In addition to fun games, you can find a number of educational games that are child’s play.
The site kindersache.de is very simply designed. So it’s easy for you to find your way around. If you have trouble concentrating, this is the right site for you. Take a look to learn about children’s rights and other exciting topics. This page might also be interesting for your parents.
Similar to kindernetz.de, you can chat with other children here at fixed times.
Playing, having fun and learning – that’s what the staff at cyberzwerge.de have made their mission statement. You want to learn more about the Internet? At cyberzwerge.de you can learn how to use the Internet properly. To log in to this site, you will need the help of your parents.
Most children love to watch cartoons and movies. At toggo.de you will find many cartoons that you know from Super RTL. To chat with other children, you can register for the Toggo-Treff. Your parents can find out more about it on the Super RTL pages.
This site seems to be a bit crowded at first sight. You may have to look a little closer to find what you are looking for. Of course you can also use the help function of this site. It is very easy to understand. As the name suggests, you can only chat on this site. This works very well. But you won’t find much information or articles here. Therefore, this site is more suitable for you if you are already very familiar with the Internet.
On kiddinx.de you can read exciting reports and talk to other children. This site is also informative and clear for your parents. By the way, the children’s videos on this site are great to watch.
This website offers you information from ZDF’s tivi programs. This way you can discover the world of television in a playful way. In the Tivi-Treff there are moderated forums and chats for you. Cool games, useful downloads and competitions are waiting for you at tivi.de.
Moderated Chats For Teenagers
Teenagers should also only use moderated chats. Just take a look at the chat portals for kids mentioned above. Some of them are also intended for teenagers. In addition, the following websites are suitable for you:
MDR.de weekly on various topics
On the MDR website, you can chat with others about various topics. This chat is also moderated by experts.
Seitenstark.de – Chat with opening hours
In Seitenstark Kinderchat, kids and teens can chat with each other at fixed times. Even if you are a newcomer to the Internet, you should easily find your way around Seitenstark.de. Here you will learn everything you need to know about surfing the internet. By the way, surfing the Internet means being on the Internet. So when you look at web pages or enter a chat, you are surfing the Internet.
Tips For Chatting
You should also take some advice to heart when chatting on safe children’s sites. Basically, you should always follow the chatiquette of the respective chat. A chatiquette (pronounced: “Tschätikette”) is something like the house rules for a chat. In it you will find the rules and obligations that apply to all users. If you do not follow the chatiquette, you may not be allowed to chat in that chat.
In addition, you should pay attention to the following:
- Do not share personal information (address, phone number, name) in the chat.
- Use a nickname instead of your real name in the chat.
- Ask other users or moderators if you do not know how to use the chat.
- Read the hints in the help function if you are unsure.
- Smileys are great. But please do not overdo it. Too many smileys are distracting to others.
- Refrain from writing EVERYTHING IN CAPITAL LETTERS. When chatting, this means that you are shouting.
- Don’t sign up for any chat without asking your parents for permission first.
- Some chats are for adults only. Therefore, you should only use children’s chats.
You can find more information about chatting in the article “What you should know about chatting on the Internet” on our website.
Worksheet For The Text
1) Explain the difficult words in the text.
- surf the internet
2) moderate something: Find the related name word and do word. Write down your solution here.
3) What do you need to keep in mind when chatting?
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