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.
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By only making instant messaging available, chatters will be able to restrict and control who they talk to because they can only chat to people on their "buddy lists".
Microsoft's internet service MSN is to cut back drastically its chatroom services because of concerns about child safety, it said.
MSN is closing all its chatrooms in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and most of Asia from 14 October, and changing the way others are operated globally.
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