If you’re the parent of a teenager, then of course you want to do everything you can to protect your child–especially in today’s world.However, if your teen is like most teens, he or she probably has a smartphone or other handheld device that makes it easy for him or her to browse the web and communicate with others at any time.Not only does it allow users interested in sexual experiences to gather amongst themselves, minimizing their, well, let’s just call it “exposure” to other users.It’s also an intriguing way for users to connect to each other on the site.Earlier this week, users could freely chose between any of these localized channels, but users attempting to enter a channel from a different locale are now automatically rerouted to their local channel.Another interesting, and perhaps even more important, update allows users to instantly start their own channels by simply adding a subdomain to the Chatroulette Url, e.g. (Please note: This link is for demonstration purposes only.And even if your child doesn’t have access to his or her own smartphone, the fact remains that your teen could be in danger just by using the Internet on a family computer.
Visitors of Localroulette are automatically routed to local editions of Chatroulette based on their IP address.
In our tests conducted in San Francisco, we were sent to a chat channel called us-ca.chatroulette.com, but similar channels also exist for users from Germany, the UK, Russia, Brazil, Denmark and other countries.
Anyone can make up a link to a new room and exchange it via IM or online forums, and users meeting on Chatroulette proper can make dates to reconnect to each other in a certain channel.
Chatroulette has seen its traffic dip in recent months, but it’s still attracting a notable audience, with 1.1 million unique users frequenting the site in May, according to
Chatroulette introduced a number of new features this week, including local channels dubbed Localroulette that allow users to connect to other participants in the same country or region.Another feature dubbed Channelroulette essentially allows users to start their own themed channels to meet up with friends and strangers alike.