Unmonitored viedo chat to strangers live
To show a group of reporters how easily it was to find a sexual predator at Omegle, Colarulo and Detective Thomas Schreiber logged on and began chatting while pretending to be a 15-year-old girl. The majority of the people on this site are men looking to prey on children.”“A 29-year-old male is chatting with what he thinks is a 15-year-old female,” said Colarulo.Although the site warns that you must be 18 to use it, it was easy enough to click through to begin talking with strangers. “It took us, what, three tries to get a hold of a pedophile?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.The first thing I was asked was “asl” – meaning what is my age, sex and location. On the second test, I ended up in a brief chat with a young man, a software developer from India.Well, that is what he said but that’s the thing – who really knows?Omegle is not okay for kids – unless you are okay with your kids chatting with complete strangers. Omegle has been around since 2008, with video chat added in 2009.
While this may sound exciting and fun, it could pose a potential safety risk to children, who might believe it’s secure to share information with strangers.
From there however, anything goes – certainly a chat participant may decide to give their name, location, age and other personal information.
I tried it a few times by clicking on the link to start chatting with a stranger.
In Spy (Question) Mode, users have two options; to be the "spy" and ask a question of two strangers, or to discuss a question with another stranger.
As the spy, the user inputs any question for the two strangers to answer or discuss and is able to view the discussion as a third party, albeit without being able to contribute further to the conversation.
Photo Pete Bannan Parents beware when your kids are surfing the internet.