Omegle.com Police Warning

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Omegle.com Police Warning

Omegle is a free online chat website that allows users to socialize with others without the need to register. The service randomly pairs users in one-on-one chat sessions where they chat anonymously using the names "You" and "Stranger" or "Stranger 1" and "Stranger 2" in the case of Spy mode.

This means that this website could be accessed by anyone with any intention without personal information needing to be handed over. The website is not based in the UK meaning that any young persons who log on are likely to be talking to persons from all over the world.

This website can be easily accessed by anyone and maybe a trend amongst young persons. Please be vigilant and ensure that the correct safeguards and precautions are being taken. With the correct safety settings on WIFI and parental controls the website will likely be blocked. We are unsure on how young persons are aware of the website and how they are accessing it at this time but Investigations are ongoing into these incidents.

All incidents should be reported to the police via 101 or the website.