Online friendship Open or Close. Be aware that webcam or live video footage can also be recorded by someone and then potentially shared and uploaded anywhere online. Unplugging the webcam, covering the lens or pointing it at a blank wall when not in use are good steps to take to minimise this risk, as is closing your laptop lid when not in use. These may actually contain malicious programs which allow the stranger to control your webcam or device remotely. Emails and links Open or Close.
Online friendship Open or Close.
Video Chat and Webcams
If you have been the subject of inappropriate sexual contact or approach by another person via video chat or any other form of communication then it is vital to tell a trusted adult and to report it to the police via CEOP Command's Think U Know site. If a site or service has privacy settings, always make use of them to control who can contact you. Be aware that webcam or live video footage can also be recorded by someone and then potentially shared and uploaded anywhere online. Make sure that webcams connected to computers are not located in bedrooms or more private areas of the house. If someone ever asks you to do or say anything on camera that makes you feel uncomfortable then say no, end the chat and tell an adult you trust. If in doubt, it is best not to allow the app or site to have access. Online friendship Open or Close.