The shortcut Ctrl-H will open the browser history in Firefox, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Safari. Keep in mind that savvy kids may know how to delete their browsing history. I was curious to know if the parental control software I use on our family laptop would allow my daughter to visit the Omegle site.We use Microsoft Live Family Safety and her account is filtered to only allow “General internet” websites, and no social media.
When you use Omegle you do not identify yourself through the service – chat participants are only identified as “You” and “Stranger”.
Using video chat requires that your computer’s IP address is made available to the stranger’s computer: “Omegle video chat requires a direct connection to be made between your computer and the other user’s computer…”This is the warning received when initiating an unmonitored video chat:5.
At the end of an Omegle chat, users have the option to save the chat’s log and share the link.
This action connects your Omegle use to Facebook, and Facebook friends could potentially see Omegle activity on your profile.
(Although you can change that setting – highlighted below – to “Me Only” so that your Omegle activity is not shared).3.
One video was a teen girl’s story of how she met up with an Omegle chat buddy in person without her parents’ knowledge. The Omegle homepage clearly states that the service is not for those under 13: “Do not use Omegle if you are under 13.