Keeping kids safe online is a parental (and sometimes ) imperative.

— as one does in the middle of the night when sleep is evasive — when I see three messages pop up on my TV, all from accounts that I don’t recognize.

Normally, I’d ignore them (as they were on my partner’s Xbox Live profile), but we’d encountered a similar set of messages on Play Station Network earlier the same evening.

We made this guide so people can answer the big question: Bot or not?

When we message with people on the Internet, we deserve to know they are, well, people.

Multiple anonymous people on the Scamner page dedicated to Fling have indicated that this is, in fact, a scam.

So if you have unwittingly given your credit card information to this porn-bot scam ring already, you may want to cancel that card preemptively.

Personal and Professional applications for such uses as Customer Service Agents and On-Line Assistance.

Have a Web Site that you want to have a Voice Interactive Agent deal with your On-Line presence?

But recently, it was set up differently, allowing him to talk to people he knew about helps ensure everyone has a safe, secure, and enjoyable experience, and any activity that violates these terms may result in enforcement action.

We encourage anyone who receives an unsolicited or spam message to , which is something that means a great deal to me as a parent, it’s creepy.

All of our therapists are licensed, flesh and blood humans, but we understand the concern.