OoVoo is among some of the most popular Apps for young children at the minute. However, with a minimum age limit of 13 to be able to use the app, this clearly shows that the creators deem the app to be inappropriate for primary aged children. Enabling video chat and group chats, OoVoo provides a popular alternative to facetime, Skype and Whatsapp. As it’s used by both adults and children, it does mean that adults can directly contact children on the App, and like most apps with an age restriction, some of the content on the app is adult in nature. Ultimately, the decision of whether your child uses the App lies with you! CEOP (The Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre) recommend that no child under 13 uses the app, and that children over 13 set their privacy settings to only allow contact with people in the real world. Please click the link below for further info!
Josh David – Computing Coordinator and 21st Century Learning Leader