Omegle

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Threat Level – Very High

Here is your Very High Threat Level review for the day! I can sum up why I give this a very High Threat Level in 2 words. Chat and Strangers. This app brags about how You can talk to strangers! That is exactly what we don’t want our kids to be doing! Look at this app logo closely and make sure it stays OFF your kids devices! If you want to know more about the app, see below Description. Or I can save you the time by telling you to Delete this one if you don’t want your kids to be talking to strangers!

Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to communicate with strangers without registering. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously using the handles “You” and “Stranger”. The site was created by 18-year-old Leif K-Brooks of Brattleboro, Vermont, and was launched on March 25, 2008. Its logo contains an omega turned diagonally. On March 14, 2009, Omegle introduced a video conferencing feature in addition to text chatting. Less than a month after its March 2008 launch, Omegle garnered around 150,000 page views a day. The use of the mandatory chatnames “You” and “Stranger”, the “Talk to Strangers!” slogan of the site, and prompts such as “Your conversational partner has disconnected” at the end of a chat appeared to fuel the popularity of the site.

The kind of chat that Omegle popularized is called anonymous chat, stranger chat, or 1-on-1 chat. The site now provides an Omegle mobile application that lets users chat with strangers from an Android, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Palm webOS device.

In the description it says 17 and up, but we all know that kids read and listen to those warnings! Reading the reviews, you can see people want mor video chat, which is another reason to be terrified of this app if your children are using it.

Omega logo, blue, white symbols, blue and white

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