There are also more detailed and themed discussed that occur on message boards, as opposed to chat rooms.
Common topics discussed include homework, parents, pets, music and sports.
Even if you aren’t an avid internet user yourself, you likely know that online message boards and online chat rooms are different.
Online chat rooms have live communication appearing on the screen. Instead, online message boards involve communications that may carry on for days or even weeks.
Because our members are all over the world, there is almost always someone in the chat room.
You may find a casual or joking atmosphere when you enter the room.
Children's charities welcomed the move as "momentous" and said they saw it as a big step towards protecting young web users, but some have criticised the decision.As for why some parents prefer online message boards, as opposed to internet chat rooms, it is because the conversations are not live.Yes, multiple posters may be online at the same time, but it is common for someone to post a topic and not get a response for a few hours or even a day or two.The only chat service available to MSN users in the UK will be the free instant messaging service, MSN Messenger, which is not so open and gives people more control over who they talk to.Chatrooms on MSN's other global sites will either be supervised - or moderated - by an adult 24 hours a day, or will be on a credit card subscription-basis only.