Chatting with strangers is a dangerous trend that can result in potentially deadly situations. Imagine a complete stranger chatting with your child or teen and then maybe encourages them to meet up...
London, UK (PRWEB) February 23, 2014
Parents are often quick to remind their children to not start chatting with strangers they meet while out in public or walking down the street, but what about the Internet? A popular website known as Omegle offers a platform for users for chatting with strangers from all over the world on a variety of topics. NoBullying answers, in an article released today, a simple question: Is Omegle Safe?
Omegle is a free website that allows anyone who visits it to chat with strangers. A simple click of the mouse takes users to a virtual chat room where they are paired up with another random user waiting to chat.
A user has the opportunity to ‘walk away’ from the chat at any moment with a simple click of the mouse. Once an individual walks away, they can close the website out completely and stop chatting or be paired up with another stranger.
Some of the safety concerns rising with Omegle include the presence of sex predators on the website posing as younger children, the availability of nude encounters in the video chat feature and the encouragement to take the chat or conversation off of the site. Many users will provide website links, KIK IDs, Skype user names, and phone numbers with the hopes that the individual will take the chat ‘offsite’
Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said “Chatting with strangers is a dangerous trend that can result in potentially deadly situations. Imagine a complete stranger chatting with your child or teen and then maybe encourages them to meet up or gets them to send more personal private information like the family address and so on.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.
The website makes a habit of updating its bullying statistics and cyberbullying statistics regularly because it is essential to understand how widespread the bullying epidemic is.