When I used the sites, my heart rate increased uncomfortably; even though I knew I couldn't be "found," I still felt nervous about being seen.I also felt a surprising twinge of rejection and even hurt when people disconnected from me.
AF thinks these sites are okay as long as girls stay smart.
She advises girls to remember that "people are probably going on with the intention of upsetting the other 'stranger'" and not to take anything you hear too seriously.
"Talk to strangers:" That's the tag line for Omegle, a website where girls can text chat with random people they've never met.
Omegle and Chatroulette, which allows users to video chat with strangers, have become explosively popular with teen girls, and I've asked some girls I respect to weigh in on the new chat craze.
These chat sites do something similar for sexting, making it "safer" because there's virtually no chance of a peer or relative finding out.