POLICE have put out a warning about a potentially dangerous app that youngsters are using.

Omegle is a virtual chatroom which connects users to other users at random.

Once connected, users can chat via text, audio or video.

Thames Valley Police said: "The tag line for Omegle is “Talk to strangers”.

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"Chatting to different people online can be fun, but as Omegle acknowledges, there is a strong risk of users encountering sexual content on Omegle.

"This is not limited to viewing adult sexual content but could also be young people performing sexual acts or exposing themselves.

"Talk to your child about the dangers of giving out personal information such as their age, their location or their full name to people that they don’t know."

Video chat has three different options – moderated, unmoderated and adult.

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Unmoderated and adult ask the user to confirm they are over 18, but this information is not checked.

Does your child have the app?

You can find out more about Omegle and how to keep your child safe while using it here.

If you are concerned for the safety of a child, call Thames Valley Police on 101, or the NSPCC helpline on 0808 800 5000.