We have been made aware that some of our older children are using Omegle.
Omegle is a free online chat service which pairs random strangers into an online video call or text conversation, without the need to register or create an account. According to Omegle, the service is a great way to meet new friends while staying safe and anonymous, but openly admits that ‘predators have been known to use Omegle’.
Children under 13 are not allowed to use Omegle.
Please see the attached Parent Guide for more information and some tips on how to keep your child safer online.
As the guide says, "Some people use Omegle so that they can enjoy sexually explicit conversations and share photographs or images with others in a live video call. There is the danger that some of the random people Omegle pairs your child with may have this intention. As well as the risk of seeing others take part in sexually explicit activities, these individuals may also ask your child to do similar things."
It is illegal to make, possess, download, store and share sexual images, photos and videos of a person under the age of 18.