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.When you use Omegle you do not identify yourself through the service – chat participants are only identified as “You” and “Stranger”.From there however, anything goes – certainly a chat participant may decide to give their name, location, age and other personal information.

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Another Be Web Smart reader did a test and shared the conversation with me: A quick Google search helped me to answer this question.

A few clicks and I found text excerpts and videos on You Tube of teens sharing their stories of Omegle encounters. In case you’ve read this far and are still not quite convinced that Omegle is a bad idea, here are a few facts about privacy and how the Omegle service works: 1.

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?

We use Microsoft Live Family Safety and her account is filtered to only allow “General internet” websites, and no social media.

I logged in to her account (I have the password, of course) and WAS able to get to the Omegle website. However, Live Family Safety gives me the ability to add any website to a block list.

When choosing this feature, an Omegle Facebook app will receive your Facebook “likes” and try to match you with a stranger with similar likes.

This action connects your Omegle use to Facebook, and Facebook friends could potentially see Omegle activity on your profile.

One video was a teen girl’s story of how she met up with an Omegle chat buddy in person without her parents’ knowledge. The Omegle homepage clearly states that the service is not for those under 13: “Do not use Omegle if you are under 13.