Within a year of the site's launch, Chatroulette received criticism particularly with respect to the offensive, obscene or pornographic material that some users of this site were exhibiting. Keith Ablow advised that "Parents should keep all their children off the site because it's much too dangerous for children. This is one of the worst faces of the Internet that I've seen.
It's disconnecting human relationships rather than connecting them." Emie Allen, president of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, told CBS' The Early Show that the site was the "last place parents want their kids to be.
However, certain combinations of routers will not allow UDP traffic to flow between them, and then it is necessary to fall back to RTMP.
Initially the site only asked users to confirm that they are at least 18 years old and agree on terms to not broadcast any offensive or pornographic content.
At any point, either user may leave the current chat by initiating another random connection.
He discusses that he did not advertise or post his site anywhere; in fact, people starting talking about the website and the word of mouth spread gradually.
Users who experience harassment or witness illegal, immoral, or pornographic activity may report the offending user.
If three users complain about the same participant within five minutes, the user is temporarily banned from the service.
Details such as age, gender and location can be further added under profile and settings.
On average, in sessions showing a single person 89% of these were male and 11% were female.