Please find the National Online Safety guide for ‘What Parents Need to Know About Chatroulette‘ below.
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In the words of its creator, Chatroulette “pairs random users for webcam-based conversations”. Reporting more than two million monthly users, it claims to be the largest random video chat website worldwide. Users are matched arbitrarily (hence ‘roulette’) and can end a video chat whenever they like – at which point, they are connected (again, at random) to someone new. Once considered outdated, Chatroulette unexpectedly flourished in the early months of lockdown, with the number of daily users doubling to above 100,000.
In the guide, you’ll find tips on a number of potential risks such as adult content, hacking and blackmailing scams.