The first thing I was asked was “asl” – meaning what is my age, sex and location. On the second test, I ended up in a brief chat with a young man, a software developer from India.
Well, that is what he said but that’s the thing – who really knows?
Chatroulette gained international attention in the form of viral videos as users shared the humorous, strange, and sometimes sexual experiences they had had while on the app.
But Chatroulette isn’t the only website available that offers the service of connecting everyone and anyone.
The first lesson many parents teach their children is to not talk to strangers, and with good reason. However, on the internet, users are often encouraged to interact with people they don’t know.
You can monitor the friends lists and privacy settings on Facebook or Instagram, but some websites exist simply for random interaction with anyone in the world.
Although social media applications will move in and out of popularity with teens, it’s important to remember that all these troubling apps have two things in common, what I call the “two central problems with social media”: 1) Children can meet and connect with strangers outside their parents knowledge and sphere of influence; and 2) The anonymity of social media and the Internet allow children and adults to act with impunity and without the fear of being identified.Talk about your day at school, your home life, your crush, girlfriend or boyfriend, whatever you're going through, good or bad.While there are some negative aspects to high school cliques, we understand that there is a natural desire to be around people who share your interests.We are simply the best chat room for teens (ages 13 to 20) online.Feel free to use your webcam but do so in a responsible and safe way.Snapchat: This extremely popular app allows the user to send a picture, text, or video to another Snapchat user.