Safeguarding Alert – Dangers of Omegle - February 23rd, 2021
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Following recurring press reports about the dangers of Omegle we are sharing an updated safeguarding alert to make you aware of a likely increase in interest on this platform.
We first alerted you to this platform last year, but we’re now seeing content from Omegle being shared widely across other platforms with trending hashtags, which could drive even more traffic.
Despite young people seeing platforms like these as fun, they may not see the risks from those online with malicious intentions.
You can find a recent press report featuring our CEO Jim Gamble QPM discussing the risks to children on these platforms here.
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