Have sex without signing up or giving any identifying information. This is the famous anonymous sex chat room for nude people. I hadn’t until a teenager mentioned it in a comment on another article.

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Another Be Web Smart reader did a test and shared the conversation with me: A quick Google search helped me to answer this question.

A few clicks and I found text excerpts and videos on You Tube of teens sharing their stories of Omegle encounters. In case you’ve read this far and are still not quite convinced that Omegle is a bad idea, here are a few facts about privacy and how the Omegle service works: 1.

One video was a teen girl’s story of how she met up with an Omegle chat buddy in person without her parents’ knowledge. The Omegle homepage clearly states that the service is not for those under 13: “Do not use Omegle if you are under 13.

Omegle is a website that allows you to chat with a random stranger.

So right away we have probably answered the question in the title of this post!

Omegle is not okay for kids – unless you are okay with your kids chatting with complete strangers. Omegle has been around since 2008, with video chat added in 2009.

When you use Omegle you do not identify yourself through the service – chat participants are only identified as “You” and “Stranger”.

From there however, anything goes – certainly a chat participant may decide to give their name, location, age and other personal information.

I tried it a few times by clicking on the link to start chatting with a stranger.