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Following recurring press reports about the dangers of Omegle we are sharing an updated safeguarding alert to make you aware of a likely increase in interest on this platform.
22-February-21

Following recurring press reports about the dangers of Omegle we are sharing an updated safeguarding alert to make you aware of a likely increase in interest on this platform.

The internet safety company INEQE reports that they are now seeing content from Omegle being shared widely across other platforms with trending hashtags, which could drive even more traffic.

Despite young people seeing platforms like these as fun, they may not see the risks from those online with malicious intentions.

You can find a recent press report featuring the INEQE CEO Jim Gamble QPM discussing the risks to children on these platforms here.

We would encourage you to view the warnings on this platform and make sure that your children are aware of the dangers.

The INEQE Safeguarding Hub link is provided below. You can sign up to ensure you receive vital updates on emerging trends, treats and risks – together we can educate, empower and protect children and young people online.

ineqe.com/signup

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