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The Loup also operates in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Seattle and Phoenix and says it has more than 700,000 users.
TALK OF THE TOWN * Barney Charles, 17, Brooklyn: “I used to use The Loup to meet girls, but I stopped because I didn’t like it.” * Tyrell Escoffrey, 14, Brooklyn: “I use it a few times a week to talk to girls, but haven’t met any in person.” * Frances Vicioso, 14, Brooklyn: “My parents don’t care that I use The Loup.
The agencies listed in WTTFT can link youth to organizations providing a wide variety of services in King County. A professionally trained adult over the age of 21 always supervises the volunteer phone workers answering calls and responding to chats.
Other services offered by Crisis Clinic include: the 24-Hour Crisis Line, King County 2-1-1, and WA Recovery Help Line.
An alternative to Internet chat rooms, The Loup, and similar teen telephone networks, are now the controversial pastime of more than 50,000 New York-area teenagers.
In New York, teens are signing up to The Loup at a growth rate of 15 percent to 20 percent a month, said company officials.
You can only talk to one person at a time; if someone is speaking to someone else or not dialed in, you can leave a voice-mail with your ID number.
There is nothing to stop users from making arrangements to meet in person. J., men were indicted on sexual-assault charges for allegedly having sex with two sisters, ages 12 and 14, they met via a phone-chat service – which was not named.
Teen Link phone workers must complete two weeks of training before they can take calls on the line.