Camzap is dangerous
Here are a few of the more commonly-used sites that you may find your kids using.
You can find out more about mainstream social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter, here.
Yik Yak "No profiles, no passwords, it'w all anonymous", says the app's publicity.
Designed as a means of posting news and messages in local communities and on college and school campuses, the app has gained a reputation as a tool for cyberbullies and its use has been banned in many schools in the UK and US.
Whether it's: - Chatting with people they think are new 'friends', but who could actually intend to do them harm.
- Sharing or viewing inappropriate or adult images or other content.
To give you another idea of the scale of the number of chat apps and sites kids can access these days, here is a small selection of sites similar to Chatroulette, based on the use of web and phone cams. i Meetzu Spinner Chat Webcam Bam Cam Random Chat Holler Chat Random Skip Cool Streamz Swagcams Speedy Cams Bazoocam Omegle Chatroulette Tinychat Camzap Chatrandom Facebuzz Quierochat Streamberry Chatpig Chattino Camfrog Hehechat Rounds Chatville Funyo Paltalk Webcamnow Flipchat Videochat US Roulette Chat Dirtyroulette Chatxroulette Lollichat Chatrad 321 Chat Chatbazaar Wireclub Chat Avenue Wocchat Airtime .
When kids go online they often engage with other people.
The site owners have said that they will include a ‘report abuse’ button, provide optional registration and employ more people as moderators.- Being bullied or subject to other kinds of abuse.-Being dared into carrying out dangerous or irresponsible acts on camera - 'neknominating' being one of the most widely publicised.- Revealing personal or private information about themselves, friends or family.Or arranging to meet in person someone they've met online, when that person isn't who they said they were.