Chatroulette is a video chatting website that randomly connects users to a conversation that is webcam based in a harmless and non-threatening way. Actually, people visit the platform to experience some hilarious and strange things. However, some of the users were abusing the platform by showing disturbing content to their chat partners. There was a high school student in Russia named Andrey Ternovskiy, who created Chatroulette.
As it gained huge popularity in the US, shockingly in one year this website had almost a million active users. 89% of the users were male on average whereas 11% of them were female. Initially, users only needed to confirm that they are at least 18 years old and to agree on the terms of the website. At that time logging in or signing up was not that necessary.
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However, now users are asked to sign up before starting the video conversation. We only need a basic username, a valid email id, and a password for signing up. Though Chatroulette has been promoted as a harmless way to meet people all over the world, it has some flaws. Due to this site’s lack of discipline, some disgusting and dangerous behavior is circulating among its active users.
According to some reports, the majority of users on the site are male and too young to promote all these vulgar activities. A number of users have promoted vulgar and even pornographic content by abusing their chat partners.
To prevent it a system was introduced in the site in which a user may report their chat partner for any kind of offensive behavior like cyberbullying. Like if any user gets three or more three reports, they get banned temporarily from the site. Despite all these, some of Chatroulette’s users stick to their guns. The ban lasts for 3 to 5 days but you can easily complain if you had not performed any offensive action.