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 Post subject: OoVoo video chat app
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 4:36 pm 
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I am interested in any feedback on this video chat app. Thanks DG


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 Post subject: Re: OoVoo video chat app
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:21 pm 
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My ds uses it to chat to his friends - prefers it to Skype as you can video chat 4 at a time. Hasn't done anything bad to his phone. Seems to be the chat app of choice among secondary age children around here.


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 Post subject: Re: OoVoo video chat app
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:24 pm 
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Do you restrict usage at all or let him use it whenever he wants? DG


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 Post subject: Re: OoVoo video chat app
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:05 pm 
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I don't restrict but I don't allow phones in bedrooms over night. I also have a policy with my dc that there are no restrictions (they are quite clear about what I find acceptable) but if they break my rules I'll stop useage. Ds is 12 (yr 7) and only allowed to "friend" people he knows - basically he oovoo's his school friends (he is at a mixed school - seems to be mainly girls he speaks to - I've heard him chatting and it's all pretty inane stuff).

I have all his passwords and reserve the right to check his phone at random.

The other things he uses are Instagram, Snapchat and WhatsApp - again with school friends).

I've been happy with ooovoo although sometimes wonder why, when you've spent 6 hours at school with people you then need to speak to them again as soon as you get in - but maybe this is a sign I'm getting old!

Eta sometimes they use it to chat through homework esp presentations etc


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 Post subject: Re: OoVoo video chat app
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:06 pm 
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I alerted the police about this app.

Young girls at my school were asked to photograph themselves naked and post.

A man hacked into their online chat and exposed himself to them.


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 Post subject: Re: OoVoo video chat app
PostPosted: Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:55 pm 
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kittymum wrote:
although sometimes wonder why, when you've spent 6 hours at school with people you then need to speak to them again as soon as you get in - but maybe this is a sign I'm getting old!



I'm sure we used to do this but the only difference was that the phone was attached to the wall in a freezing cold hallway!! Surely you remember lying all over the stairs at odd angles with people huffing past you all the time :D


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