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CNG Online Safety - Newsletter: Edition #4 - Popular Apps

Online Safety Guide to help CNG Parents how to tackle Online Safety challenges.


#4 - November, 27, 2022


What Parents Need to Know about Omegle

Omegle is a website that pairs random strangers for live text or video chats. It first launched in 2009, and its slogan is “Talk to strangers!” There is an option for adult (18+) content and a section for people aged 13+ with parental permission. Anyone can use the site. Users simply go to and then choose ‘Text’ or ‘Video’ chat, and the page states how many users are currently online. Depending on the time of day, this can be hundreds of thousands. Omegle markets itself as a great way to meet new friends. However, it has been known to feature pornography and inappropriate content within chats, so it’s important parents are aware of the risks associated with the site.

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Please check this detailed guide prepared by NOS about Omegle.



What Parents Need to Know about Discord

Discord is a free app that allows users to communicate in real time via text, video, or voice chat. Available on desktop and mobile devices, it was originally designed to help gamers cooperate but has evolved into a more general networking platform for a range of online communities, discussing topics like TV series, music, Web3, and more. Discord is organized around closed groups, referred to as ‘servers.’ Users must be invited or provided with a unique link to join a server. It’s a space for users to interact with friends, meet others with shared interests and collaborate online in private — but it’s also a place where young people can be exposed to risks if the right precautions aren’t taken.

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Please check this detailed guide prepared by NOS about Discord.

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