Chat websites are not a new risk for children and young people. Several of these apps have become popular in recent years, such as Omegle and Monkey. The main purpose of these platforms is for users to engage in ‘anonymous’ interactions with strangers.
As Emerald Chat is directly marketing itself as “the new Omegle”, it is worth mentioning that the same risks present themselves in both platforms. However, as Omegle has a downloadable mobile app, it may be more accessible to children and young people, increasing its risk. Find out more about Omegle here.