For that reason alone, you might want to consider blocking Omegle on all Internet connected devices in your home and in your teen’s hand. When you go to Omegle’s website (they also have an i Phone/i Pod and i Pad app), you’re given two options for starting your one-on-one chat session; you can chat in text-only (Spy mode) or with video, which, of course, requires a webcam.
You can jump right in and start chatting with a completely random stranger, or you can connect with people based on specific interests.
You can even connect your Facebook account to Omegle and pull your interests from there.
Once you’ve made a decision about how you want to chat, you’re immediately paired with a stranger.
I would rather offend you than not get the message out to someone that could prevent a devastating, life altering event for a child.
In my presentations to parents, I list a handful of apps; however, you have to understand that there are literally millions of apps available and, even those apps where the intended purpose by the app’s creator may be innocent, can be used dangerously.
It has more than 30 million unique monthly users - predominantly kids.
If either party isn’t interested, they can disconnect and move on to the next person.
A mortified dad has expressed serious concerns over an online game – aimed at children - which allows strangers to contact and communicate with young kids.
I discovered rather quickly that I could not prepare a single set of presentations to use over and over again.
Rather, I need to conduct new and fresh research for every single presentation I do, regardless of how much time has passed from one to the next. Because that is how fast things change in the world of technology and online interactions.
The reverse is also applicable; however, with the apps I am about to showcase, it is unlikely that they would be used in a benign way. Seeking - Brandon Wade is the founder of this site and supporting apps are available on Google Play for Android devices as well as i Tunes for all i OS devices.