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chat·room

 (chăt′ro͞om′, -ro͝om′)
n.
A site on a computer network where online conversations are held in real time by a number of users.

chatroom

(ˈtʃætˌruːm; -ˌrʊm)
n
(Communications & Information) a site on the internet, or another computer network, where users have group discussions by electronic mail, typically about one subject
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Noun1.chatroom - a site on the internet where a number of users can communicate in real time (typically one dedicated to a particular topic)chatroom - a site on the internet where a number of users can communicate in real time (typically one dedicated to a particular topic)
internet site, web site, website, site - a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web; "the Israeli web site was damaged by hostile hackers"
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A TOP internet firm are to close their British chatrooms to protect children from paedophiles.
Five million children regularly use Internet chatrooms and police fear that one in five has been approached by a paedophile.
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John Bolton, chairman of the Coventry Area Child Protection Committee and director of social services at Coventry City Council, said: "We welcome the establishment of this website to help children in the city enjoy chatrooms without being at the risk of paedophiles.
Children may be banned from accessing chatrooms on free internet services at council-run libraries.
I nternet chatrooms -castigated of late for the risk they pose to children -can act as a force for good, experts claim.
PC Mick White, of Twickenham's public protection unit, said: "Lindsell posed as a teenager in internet chatrooms where he compiled sexual profiles on over 20 young girls UK-wide.
Computer giant Microsoft is to close its internet chatrooms to protect youngsters from paedophiles.
A TOP internet firm revealed yesterday they would close their British chatrooms to protect children from paedophiles.