It is up to parents to properly supervise their children's online activities." The worries escalate from there, especially as one considers the possible uses of the videos put up on the site.Our known concerns about individual online predators now need to be expanded to include commercial interests.Now in a highly sexualized environment, young teens are giving up their personal privacy to create online videos that will live on indefinitely to be used by anyone, for any purpose.It's hard to know how far the abuses of this technology and networked community could go. And how far could our kids--any kids--get pulled into this web?" No matter where the age restriction is set, it is blatantly unenforced.Stickam's FAQ says, "While Stickam has established rules keeping children under the age of 14 from becoming a member, it is easy for children to lie about their age and thus gain access to content which may be inappropriate and unintended for them.
Any videos or other content that you submit to the Website (including any Personal Information contained therein) may be distributed through the internet and other media." Does this mean that a 14-year-old's Webcast make-out session (or worse) can be incorporated into an "American Teens Gone Wild" video sold worldwide?
However, it doesn’t look like this is used by many users. Stickam Shuffle is one of the few Chatroulette clones that has been successful at ridding itself of nudity.
It can only be used with a Stickam account and features a bunch of social rewards that make it feel more like a Facebook app than a chatting service at times. Sites like these can be a fun way to waste a few minutes, but they might also give us an idea of how the next version of Chatroulette will look like.
However, it’s now Wednesday, and Chatroulette is still down, now merely promising a relaunch “shortly.” So what’s a bored Chatroulette user gotta do? Here are a few sites worth a try: Shufflepeople is a Chatroulette clone that has been fairly successful in copying the original.
It’s currently frequented by more than 4,000 people at a time, if the counter is to be trusted.
Child safety advocates have been concerned about Stickam.com, which allows its 600,000 users ages 14 and over to interact via unmoderated live Webcam chats.