Online Safety – 22/06/23 – OmeTV

OmeTV is yet another app that allows users to connect with others from all around the world. As a user, you are able to search for other users based on age and gender and then connect with them through sending messages or photos. Although, the app is mostly used to connect users at random through video calls.  This means that strangers are easily connected which puts children at risk of potential groomers. There is also the potential for explicit content to be easily shared and this is all difficult to report given the anonymous nature of the video calls.  The site states that users need to be 18 or older however, there is no clear way of verifying this. It is important to adhere to these age guidelines due to the risky nature of this app and other similar apps.