OK U NEED TO LISTEN THIS IS SCARY!

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stickyj Fri 27-Aug-10 22:27:26

OK mums this could be really important.

DS 11 has been looking at a blog site SHANE DAWSON.

He's going to bed now but has been muttering about a website that I saw him looking at. I thought he was wecamming his cousin but in fact it's a website called OMEGLE.

I just logged on, without a webcam and actually thought he was joking. He has a webcam set up to talk to his friends and cousins. NOOO..he can talk to random strangers on line and chooose to see them/they can see him or apparently they disconnect if they see he is a child1!!!

wtf is going on!!!

I logged on and a random stranger talked to me. I was asked how old I was and was I a male? To be fair, it might have been a decent guy at this time of night looking to "speak" to a lady but it freaked me out.

Can I ask you all to try this webiste out (without webcam or with if you're brave)to see how scary this is and how easy it is for our kids to access. I am usually in bed around 9pm and smallest one is nearly 12. He often is awake after me. His dad quite often crashes to sleep and we thought we had the policing stuff sorted. His brother s a compter geek and even he didn't know about this site.

This is not a new thing. Get better Internet protection.

There's a mumsnet guide somewhere.....

Lavitabellissima Fri 27-Aug-10 22:34:35

Have you not heard of chat roulette?

stickyj Fri 27-Aug-10 22:38:01

I thought we had. It's not funny, I am talking to someone at the moment who is Tunisian and wants my phone number, even tho I said I couldn't give it out because of my Mum and Dad.

I want to see how far I can take this, I haven't given my age out yet but will happily pretned to be 13 and want to meet up if this site gets closed down.

Please would some of you try to make up people, boys and girls and see what happens?

NOW....Let me know who you r talking to and I'll see if it matches {there is no i feel sick emoticon]

Pretend to be 13 - you sound like you are 13. hmm

stickyj Fri 27-Aug-10 22:47:40

I must be so innocent. I thought we had ok computer protection and I haven't heard of chat roulette.blush I have just talked to loads of people and tbh some of them must be ok, but my son is ofetn up late on the computer next to his dad, suppsoedly playing games and when I mentioned this to his dad, he said I was stupide because of our computer protection stuff. One guy I spoke to asked if I would webcam, he was 23 and I said I was 15!! My son could/would be able to do this, I couldn't. Please check it out, lie through your teeth and see what happens.sad

ummm chatrooms? this stuff has been around for ever, you need to talk to your son and make him fully aware of how dangerous it is to make 'friends' with people online

TriplePachyderm Fri 27-Aug-10 22:54:03

you do sound well dodgy tbh

I mean this kind of thing is why we are careful about internet protection

go get a grip and grow up

cheesesarnie Fri 27-Aug-10 22:55:01

its not innocent its ignorant.if youre 12 year old is on the internet you should know what hes on,dont assume.

stickyj Fri 27-Aug-10 22:55:26

WTF - I'm not 13, I'm 50 this year and this scared me shitless. My son can be seen by and look at unknown people to me and I didn't know. Well, sorry for sounding immature but if you have kids put them on here and see what happens!

TriplePachyderm Fri 27-Aug-10 22:56:29

well obviously we wont because we are aware of what are children are doing on the internet

and know the risks

mel1981 Fri 27-Aug-10 22:56:42

ive looked on them before got loads of dodgy ppl, men asking straight up for sex on webcam, to trade pics etc. (obviously not all ppl are dodgy tho)
I wouldnt trust it tbh DEFINATELY wouldnt let my kids on them.

stickyj Fri 27-Aug-10 23:04:25

He's the youngest of four. If any of you have four teens (Custy) and can watch them all the time, then you get a f'ing medal. He goes to other kids' houses, and I am not dodgy. WTF!! I have been on this site before any of you and I am not a troll, before anyone gets arsey!! He has talked about this site before but he is also on faecbook with all of his cousins. He got into a row with a gril from his class, bearing in mind they're 11. He had words, so did she and then according to him the mum got involved. I didn't believe him but when I threatened to ask her about it at school, found out what she (aged at least 30) had put on Facebook to my son.

He's up late at night because he goes to bed at 9pm, in his room (no computer) and then can play games etc. Over the hols he has mentined thist twice and TBH I thought he was making it up. I posted this because I wanted people to be aware of this site OMEGLE and to make sure their kids avoid it,

I will block it tomorrow if I can,

stickyj Fri 27-Aug-10 23:06:16

OK TripleP, how old "are" your kids? You sound like a perfect parent to me, but yopu could be a man or a lady, your name doesn't suggest either way?! Why would I talk to you if I don't know you are "real" Get my point!

lol @ faecbook!

But have I missed something here - how can they see you/your DS if you don't have a webcam?

Lynli Fri 27-Aug-10 23:09:55

It is not a surprise really. I would never give my child this much freedom on line especially with a web-cam.

I have big brother on my DS laptop, it logs everything he does and sends instant alerts to me if he accesses anything inappropriate. It key logs every conversation and takes screen shots.

We agreed he could have his own lap top and Internet access only under these conditions.

stickyj Fri 27-Aug-10 23:12:24

I am just alerting people to something I had no idea about. If I put anything into out "GOOGLE" website it would come back with loads of stuff he's not allowed to look at. I didn't know about this site and am glad that i've found it as I can now try ad alert other parents to it. That's all, I didn't ask for judgement on my computer/parenting skills. I hope your child hasn't found it before you. I have now taken and hidden the web cam. He is well aware of stranger danger and just said "well, if I talk to them and quote my age, they generally disconnect". He's not thick, he's very streetwise having three older siblings and just thinks it's a a laugh. His theory is that if and I quote "if they're asking lots of innappropriate questions or ask to see more than my face, they're sick and dodgy but it's fun talking to people".shock

SingItBack Fri 27-Aug-10 23:16:02

ohhhh stickyj you really don't want to be having a go at TripleP.

TBH, you sound a bit odd to me. What that all about, pretending to be a child for the purpose of outing some dodgy folk on a chat site.......confused

I'm sure you are only worried about your children, but you come across as a bit nuts.

stickyj Fri 27-Aug-10 23:16:35

I think most of you need to look at what ur kids are looking at/talking about. he's well aware of the dangers of talking to adults etc etc but is going to Seniors in Sept. On Mumsnet we all talked about rude words/home influences and how we would never allow our little darlings to bee "like that". I don't know where he heard about this website but I also know he knows about things I didn't at 12. I will try and find outsad

cheesesarnie Fri 27-Aug-10 23:18:47

it is good that you are alerting other parents to a not so nice website.i think it was the way your op was worded.is your ds going on it again?does he know why you dont like it?

and btw,does it matter how long youve been here?

stickyj Fri 27-Aug-10 23:20:46

So what's so special about TripleP. I found out tonight that my son has been on a website where according to him it doesn't matter who or what you are, you can talk to anyone and even indeed webcam them. According to him, if you and the person see each other and they find out you are a child, they disconnect?!!

Are you having a laugh? If I can go on a website, posing as my son etc and prove that some weirdo is trying to look at him/her, then I will do it. If that was your child and you knew that they had been on this kind of dodgdy website, wouldn't you be curious!!

cheesesarnie Fri 27-Aug-10 23:23:05

i would actually.

stickyj Fri 27-Aug-10 23:23:24

I does matter how long I've been on here because according to MN you have to be "known" and favoured unless you want to be called a troll. I have been here for Custy, Pink Peter, and loads of other stuff. I was JOLLYMUM but changed my name beacuse of difficult personal problems.

stickyj Fri 27-Aug-10 23:26:00

I'm just Saying, go on it and make me think it's just me being paranoid and just slightly feeling wrong. You can be yourself or do what I did and make up someone close to your kids' age/different gender. It feels wrong and I WANT TO SORT THIS OUT.

SingItBack Fri 27-Aug-10 23:27:08

If you are such a regular, you would know who TripleP was.

You sound very defensive and angry

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