Searching online, I found kids creating their own Omegle games.
On Tumblr, some of the popular bloggers will start a game where their followers have to try to find them on Omegle.
The problem is this site is not as private or as safe as they may think.
Kids will have to wade through a lot of inappropriate content to play a prank or a game.
Launched in 2009, OMEGLE markets itself as an app where users can talk to strangers.
When teens login, OMEGLE randomly pairs them with another user and allows them to chat together privately either through text, video, or using a built-in microphone.
You can monitor the friends lists and privacy settings on Facebook or Instagram, but some websites exist simply for random interaction with anyone in the world.
Understand that human behavior is fundamentally uncontrollable, that the people you encounter on Omegle may not behave appropriately, and that they are solely responsible for their own behavior. After chatting, kids can post or save their chat or just move on to a new stranger. Currently, the app only allows for conversations via text. Depending on my response, the stranger either disconnected or asked for more information.I tried adding a few interests and asking a question.Last week, I gave a talk at the middle school about what apps and sites are popular with kids. Kids can chat with a stranger either via text or video.Last year I spent most of my time talking about Facebook, not this year. My talk focused on the big 5 sites but I also mentioned a few up and comers. To kick off the conversation, they can ask a question or type in an interest.By its own admission, Omegle’s monitoring is not perfect and kids will still see inappropriate images.Kids may have a great chat then “Stranger” asks for their Kik username or other contact information to continue the conversation.Kids can also allow Omegle to use their Facebook likes to find a compatible stranger.Once paired up, you and the stranger chat until someone chooses to disconnect. All of my chats began with “hi” or “hello” then some form of ASL – Age, Sex, Location.They also try to connect with people by having secret codes such as starting the conversation with “SWAG” if you’re a Justin Bieber fan.Some chat with strangers while pretending to be a character from their favorite show or a celebrity.