Users are essentially free to write, ask, or talk about anything and everything they wish to discuss in their chat with strangers. Both users must have a cam hooked up and connected to a computer to even enter this section of the website.
Omegle is a free website that allows anyone who visits it to chat with strangers.
A simple click of the mouse takes users to a virtual chat room where they are paired up with another random user waiting to chat.
Once an individual walks away, they can close the website out completely and stop chatting or be paired up with another stranger.
In addition to text Omegle chats with strangers, Omegle offers two other chat options: video chat and stealth topic based chat.
Video chat provides users with the opportunity to engage in video and text chat with strangers picked randomly. Stealth topic based Omegle chats are where a random question is given to two strangers and they are encouraged to talk about the topic.
Questions are based on suggestions from fellow users and can be silly and weird, such as ‘why do ladybugs have spots,’ to more personal questions like ‘when did you lose your virginity.’ Omegle recently released an app that provides both video and text Omegle chats to individuals who have access to a smartphone or a tablet.
This poses a risk to not only your child’s privacy, but to their personal safety.
One of the biggest concerns that arise with the use of Omegle is the encouragement to take the chat or conversation off of the site.
So, at any given moment, someone using Omegle video chat might simply end up with an Omegle nude video situation.
Omegle does promise to try and monitor video chats 24/7 with ‘living, breathing humans,’ but monitoring is limited.
Nudity is discouraged during video chat segments on Omegle.