What are your crazy stories from omegle or chatroulette?
Sachin: Hi. My name is Sachin. I'm from Ahmedabad, India. One morning in December 2010, a mysterious character appeared on omegle and chatroulette telling people to burn in hell and to kill all children. It was the craziest thing I've ever seen on these websites. I reported it to the authorities and took down the website. But after that, I started getting hundreds of similar messages like that every single day. I even got a call from the US embassy to come and look at my server and see if I was guilty of any offence. I tried to ignore it, but then I noticed that the strange guy started uploading new videos everyday. And soon it started to creep me out. I started noticing my friends and family getting seriously burnt-out and leaving the site. It was like they were in denial. They were telling me it was part of the game, they didn't understand why their lives were falling apart. I finally gave up and decided to take my own life. I also started hearing rumours that it was my fault for having a drinking problem. But all these years later, and still no sign of the real killer. I'm not letting this stand.
So there you have it, my attempt at creating a real-life example of human behaviour on the internet. It's an experiment in futility; if you try to film or photograph someone and send the video to us, we will never see you or hear from you. But we can guess their guesswork, and guess at the person's identity.
So if you're a teenager getting curious and you accidentally film someone who isn't you, what do you do? Do you run? Do you call the police? Neither do I.
If you have to run, think carefully before you act. Act now, avoiding serious consequences down the road.
If you have to call the police, know that no matter where you go or what tools you use, an officer can always find the video and trace it.
And if you decide to act, be aware that when you act, remember those tools we warned could follow? They can be anything from a simple website to a tracking app, and they will find the video and trace it.
I am telling you now, running can avoid serious consequences. Our children's safety depends on you doing something. Something now. Something now. Something to make us safer. Something now.
[This talk contains mature content]
Rana Ayyub is a journalist in India whose work has exposed government corruption. In March, after a party meeting, she managed to sneak out of her flat and secretly take a secretly filmed video of a meeting between two men in a park. The video went viral, received more than 30,000 views, and