Webcams are extremely popular with young people and adults.
They offer the opportunity for people to chat face to face with family and friends through video calling services such as Skype and Face Time, hold video conferences with more than one person on social networking sites and even use the webcam as a barcode scanner to check the cost/trade in value of goods online.
Think before you cam Always consider who you are chatting to and what you are sharing with them.
Sharing photos or video taken via a webcam can give away personal information.
Just say no People may use webcam chat to convince you to appear naked on camera or perform sexually suggestive acts.
This can then be recorded by the watcher and be potentially used to threaten or blackmail.
Online friendship On some services you may receive chat requests from people you don’t know.Counselors listed here are able to meet your need for remote assistance using phone, email, webcam, or messaging.E-counselors are just as committed to you and working with you as they would be if you saw them in person.If someone ever asks you to do or say anything on camera that makes you feel uncomfortable then just say no and tell an adult you trust.Tell someone If you have been the subject of inappropriate sexual contact or approach by another person via webcam or other forms of online communication then it is vital to tell a trusted adult and to report it to the police via the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.Therapists listed here are professionally trained, hold degrees, and are licensed to help you.Sometimes, it is not always practical or possible to meet a therapist in person for face-to-face counseling.It’s far better to stick to chatting with people you know in the offline world too; your family and friends.If a site or service has privacy settings, always make use of them to control who can contact you.There are a huge number of positive uses and potential for using webcams as a tool for communication.Our advice can help you minimise the risks associated with webcams and video chatting.