Safeguarding - 'Omegle App'
We have received the following information from Staffordshire Education Safeguarding about the social media app 'Omegle'.
"Staffordshire Education Safeguarding has advised against the use of the social media app, “Omegle”. This app allows users to communicate anonymously with strangers. It can be abused by online groomers."
We would ask that all parents and carers to be vigilant of their child(ren)'s use of social media apps.
Information about 'Omegle' from Wikipedia
Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously using the names "You" and "Stranger" or "Stranger 1" and "Stranger 2" in the case of Spy mode. The site was created by 18-year-old Leif K-Brooks of Brattleboro, Vermont, and was launched on March 25, 2009. Less than a month after launch, Omegle garnered around 150,000 page views a day,and in March 2010 the site introduced a video conferencing feature. The site now provides a mobile application that lets users chat with strangers from mobile devices. (Wikipedia - 7th February 2020)