Update 9/30/10: Facebuzz and chat roulete provides similar service as Omegle. A bad place for kids
Talk to strangers is a radical tagline that embodies the purpose of the site, the good intention: make friends with strangers by engaging/ chatting with them [text or video] anonymously anytime, anywhere. But hmmm, the bad news is, the site has no rules and no need to pre register before using the facility. Maybe a good place for adventuring adults but certainly a very risky place for kids.
I am talking about the latest chat craze, Omegle.com.
So dear parents, I will not be graphic here just to prove my point, but do include this site in your “beware list”. But before blocking this in your family network, reinforce and explain to kids the dangers when talking to strangers, online or in the real world. Add to that, the risks involve in unsecured video chats where potential sexual adventurism is high. Flashing your face to strangers is risky because they can record the conversation and use it for not so good purposes. BTW, this application is also available for i-phones. If your kids own an apple phone, just be on the look for this app.
On a different note, we did have a good time at Christ Commission Fellowship [CCF] as they hosted and sponsored the 6th edition of Watcha Webtrap! Keep your family safe online. Sorry we do not have pictures this time, but I requested the host to give us a copy of the video for so we can share this here. Close to 1000 pax have attended, majority are youth. But parents and couples attended too!
See you on our next sked at Walmart Makati on October.