Unmonitored webcam sites
I saw a couple of young women who also quickly dismissed me as a candidate for a video chat.On a couple of occasions, I saw people who hung around long enough to start a conversation either through the Webcam microphone or by text chat.
In my case, mostly what I saw were the heads of young men and as soon as they saw me, they apparently clicked Next because they were gone in a second.To start using the chat, you will not have to check in, and most important thing is that the chat completely free.Easiness and convenience are the main reasons why, in spite of the big number of competitors, Chatroulette continuous being so popular.Make sure there are no kids in the room if you plan on trying out the Chatroulette video chat service.While I was able to have a couple of very nice conversations with fully clothed polite individuals, I saw some things I would rather have avoided as I tested this relatively new service.There was a time when I advised parents to avoid letting their kids use a computer with a Webcam, but many computers, including most laptops, now have them built-in.
If you are concerned, about your kids' use of a Webcam, you might want to contact the PC maker to find out how to disable it.
"The message I share with parents is that it's fine if their elementary or middle school kids use a supervised chat room with three or four of their friends, but I wouldn't allow kids to go into unsupervised chat room to chat with people they don't know." Dess recommends you have a discussion with your child even if you're not aware if he or she has used a site like Chatroulette. " If the child says they have used or know of such a site, it might be a good time to talk about an appropriate code of conduct.
You could start with an opening comment like "I've heard about kids going into video chat rooms to interact with people they don't know. If they're oblivious to it, said Dess, "you can just drop the subject." For the time being at least.
Back in the 1990s there was a service called CUCME (as in "see you see me") that let you strike up a video chat with strangers.
I remember trying it when I got my first PC video camera and encountering a topless female on one of my first forays.
Parents beware Parents need to be aware that this service is out there and getting increasingly popular.