Released On 25th Sep 2020
Omegle Social Media Leaflet
A new social media platform has been brought to our attention that some of our students are using. Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to socialise with others without the need to register. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously. It has a 13+ rating as long as parental consent is given, though we know in reality that many parents do not fully understand what they may be consenting to. Users of the platform are sharing very high volumes of images that are inappropriate for children and young people. Please click here to view a guide for parents which provides helpful information about how the website enables the sharing of a variety of media and the risks associated with children using Omegle without supervision.