Attention all parents! A concerned parent has brought concerns around the Omegle app site to Project Playbook’s attention. The images below are telling! See the numbered list below for descriptions of each screen shot.
- App strongly encourages users to chat with strangers. Many apps allow for this, but few encourage it so strongly.
- The app website openly discloses that predators have been known to use it. Kudos for full disclosure but alarming that it happens with such frequency that there is a disclosure.
A VERY large proportion of traffic to and from the app site originates from adult websites and dating services. So we know what is on the minds of a large number of users and it isn’t appropriate for children.
5./ 6. In less than one minute on both chats Project Playbook is asked to disclose age and gender and invited to connect outside of the website (in one case a video chat, and the other user with a crude username an App named Kik). Purchase your own Playbook to learn exactly how to deal with these situations. Playbook is available for kids too!