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.
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.
I can log into my admin account and specify any websites that should not be allowed.
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.