I was nearly a victim of online child-predators.
Short temper and arrogance are the biggest problems I have with my emotion. As soon as someone says something unpleasant, I’ll immediately snap back without any sense of right and wrong. And that’s how it began.
It’s comletely annoying when someone in a chat-room for teens told the others that I was a perverted old man when I'm not in fact. In order to prove that guy that I’m a real teenager, I turned my web-cam on and showed my face to the whole chat-room. However, that wonderful feeling of victory over someone didn’t last long. A private message appeared, and that same guy who had said that I was an old man told me that he had recorded me and said he would use the footage for a bad purpose. Then he asked me to perform sexual acts on cam if I wanted that footage to be deleted. At this point my brain completely froze, however I still had a bit of sense left to tell my friends on the chat that someone was threatening me. That guy soon logged out, but then came back with a different name, and even used a screenshot taken from my footage as his avatar, which drived me crazy, and then he offered me “another chance to think again”. Thankfully my good friend told me to stay firm and keep talking to him until a Moderator came and dealed with him. “Fine, I still have the footage to work with” was the last thing that guy said before getting kicked; and though everything is going fine with my life so far, I’m still living with the fear of my face appearing on dirty websites.
If someone does the same thing to you, remember, no matter what they want you to do, DON'T DO IT! Report your issue to the Admin and Moderators of the chat room in order to have the predator's IP and ban him. If things get worse, like that he starts black-mailing or wants to meet you in real life, contact to the local authority. Be wise, my friends, and may none of us have to be in this terrible situation.