Omegle is a parent's worst nightmare.
Omegle is an anonymous chat site which allows you to speak to complete strangers. Sound unsafe and sketchy? It should. This sort of anonymity makes it easy for bullies and predators to interact with other Omegle users. Although you decide whether or not you want to give out your personal information in chat, there are plenty of risks associated with this site. First off, chats are not guaranteed to be confidential. There is an option to save the conversation to your computer or phone, and potentially share it on the Internet without the other person's knowledge. Also, you can't be sure that what the other person is telling you is authentic, or if they are who they claim to be. Many chats begin with "hey asl" (age, sex, location) which becomes redundant and is often used as way to get sex chat from a conversation partner. There is also a question mode option which allows users to ask a question and two strangers get to discuss it. It has potential of being interesting and thought-provoking, but of course, most Omegle users (who are in their teens for that matter) do not even ask questions. Instead, they just promote their kik or Skype usernames, or put forth sexually explicit or racist messages. Finally, there is video chat, which is littered with men pleasuring themselves on webcam. Parents, block this site if you have young children. You wouldn't want them accessing this. The site clearly states that if someone is under 18 they need parental permission to use Omegle, but let's be real here: how many people will actually tell their parents they are chatting with strangers online? If you are AT LEAST 16 years old and decide to try it out, remember to use it responsibly.
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