Online roulette: the popular sites that are fun for children but horrifying to parents

  • July 1, 2023
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As platforms such as Omegle and Roblox proliferate so do warnings about technology being ‘weaponised to abuse children’. What can families do?

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“In less than 30 seconds I saw a man clearly masturbating on camera,” Kirra Pendergast says, describing a visit to the website Omegle.

Omegle is a type of video and chat roulette, with the tag line: “Talk to strangers!” There’s no need to register, or log in, and you don’t need an app. Just go to the website, tick a box saying you’re 18 or above and you’re away – even if you’re not 18.

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