Polk County Sheriff’s Office Warns Community About Internet Safety

FARGO, ND (Valley News Live) – The Polk County Sheriff’s Office has received information on the website teens are using called omegle.com. It is reported that children discovered this site through the Tik Tok app. Investigators looked at the site and found it to be a video chat and chat format that you don’t need an account or login to access. There is a link to jerkmate.com, a pornographic site, on the home page. Seconds after entering the chat room, investigators received porn sites, social media accounts from other users, and were asked to give users access to their social media accounts. Investigators were also asked to have sexual conversations.

We remind parents that predators use social media platforms to solicit, send and receive child pornography and that every year we receive reports of teens sharing inappropriate photos of other teens through social media.

Below are some useful links for parents.

https://www.familyeducation.com/mobile-apps/a-complete-guide-to-potentially-dangerous-apps-all-parents-should-be-aware-of

https://www.familyeducation.com/10-apps-for-parents-to-monitor-kids-mobile-use

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