POLK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE WARNS OF TIC TOC PROMOTED WEBSITE WITH LINKS TO PORN

On Tuesday, August 25 the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received information about a website teenagers have been using called omegle.com.  It is reported that children learned about this site through the Tik Tok app.  Investigators looked into the site and found that it is a chat and video chat format where you do not need an account or login to access.  There is a link to a pornography site on the homepage.   Within seconds of entering the chat room Investigators were sent pornography sites, social media accounts from other users, and were asked to give users access to their social media accounts.  Investigators were also solicited to have sexual conversations. 

Parents are reminded that predators use social media platforms to solicit, send, and receive child pornography, and that every year the Polk County Sheriff’s Office receives reports of teenagers sharing inappropriate photos of other teenagers through social media. 

Below are helpful links for parents.  

https://www.familyeducation.com/mobile-apps/a-complete-guide-to-potentially-dangerous-apps-all-parents-should-be-aware-of

https://www.familyeducation.com/10-apps-for-parents-to-monitor-kids-mobile-use