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Omegle App Encourages Talking to Strangers

August 19, 2015

If you type Omegle in a browser search box or enter the official website of the app, you will see its slogan standing out in the spotlight. “Talk to strangers!” it states. The application connects two random users together and lets them communicate in a chat room one-on-one. One major danger Omegle exposes its users to is online predators, who are known to use the service.

Though the app makes it possible to stop a chat at any time, it is not a toy you can allow your kids to use. No one knows who that random person will be and in what kind of a conversation he or she will engage your child. Don’t forget that sexting and cyberbullying are crucial issues of all online chats.

Importantly, users can add their interests for the app to start looking for someone to share them with. On one hand, you have a chance to meet a person who is into the same things as you do. On the other one, it is a great opportunity for abusers to narrow search and finally pick up an innocent child, who will fall for the hook.

Parents should prevent kids from using Omegle to avert stranger danger in the making. The most obvious purpose of the app is online dating, which is not for the underage at all.

The best possible way to control kids’ online activities and restrict their access to insecure places on the web is equipping their smartphones and tablets with reliable mobile monitoring software like Pumpic. Thus, you will be able to follow every app downloaded, control screen time, and block those considered as threatful ones.

Rachel Fowlers
Rachel Flowers is a journalist with a big passion for technologies. She has recently graduated from San Francisco State University and sees herself as a freelance writer. She enjoys blogging about computer and mobile technologies as well as different software. In her free time, she learns coding and foreign languages. Contact .
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