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Omegle?

O2 Guru's Top Tips for Omegle

O2 Guru Camila says:


Omegle has no security measures in place so we recommend avoiding this app.”


Our O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline can help you to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks. Call them for free on 0808 800 5002.

You can also book a free in-store appointment with an O2 online safety guru here.

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What's the right age for Omegle?

13+

Omegle says

With parent's permission. This is from Omegle’s own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2017.

17+

Our panel of parents say

Based on our independent panel of nearly 700 parents, surveyed through YouGov in January 2017.

16+

Children say

Based on 1,696 responses from children and young people in December 2016 and January 2017.

17+

Net Aware visitors say

Based on 1405 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site – you can vote too.

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18+

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Is content on Omegle suitable for children and young people?

We asked young people and parents to tell us about the content they came across on Omegle. Here are the types of inappropriate content that they reported:

Sexual

High Risk

Violence and hatred

Medium Risk

Bullying

Medium Risk

Suicide and self-harm

Medium Risk

Other

Medium Risk

81% of parents encountered sexual content on Omegle. 56% reported adult or illegal content, which could include alcohol, gambling, swearing or drugs.

66% of young people reported seeing sexual content on Omegle. 37% reported violence and hatred.

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about Omegle

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