O is for...Omegle, Online, ooVoo, Offline and Oracle

Omegle: Omegle is an online chat room, with the deliberate intention of allowing people to talk to strangers. Users do not need to register but are required (under the terms of use) to be over 18 or over 13 with parental supervision. Users are anonymous, but there is an option to reveal your identity, although the site doesn't recommend this. Users can use text, webcam and voice chat services to communicate with others. Some users visit the site for sexual chat, meaning young people could easily be exposed to innapropriate content.

Online/Offline: Online is the area of cyberspace beyond your computer. Any information or data that resides on the internet can be described as ‘online’. If you’re visiting a website or surfing the web, you’re online. Offline, on the other hand, is the space not connected to the internet. You can only access data and information that is saved onto a device, as you’re not connected to the network.

ooVoo: ooVoo is an instant messaging and videov chat app popular among the under 25's, particularly in the US. The app works on all platforms and allows users to chat to up to 12 people at the same time. The app also allows you to text, watch videos together and leave messages for other users.

Oracle: The Oracle Database is an object-relational database management system. Simple, right? A database is a set of data with a regular structure that is organised in such a way that a computer can easily find the desired information. The Oracle Database is just one type of system, created and owned by Oracle. So named because, in Greek mythology, oracles were the source of all wisdom.

Written by E-safety Support on March 23, 2015 09:52


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