I first wrote about Oo Voo about a year ago when I talked about a few “Apps and Sites to look out for”.
I recently gave Oo Voo a closer look after a friend had a few questions about it.
That’s why many popular apps like Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, even Facebook, have 13 as the cut-off.
And sites like Webkinz, Moshi Monsters, and Disney which are clearly intended for children do require that you as a parent okay the account.
Speaking of kids and Oo Voo – Should kids even use Oo Voo?
This area explains all of the settings that are available to you when setting up your own chat room.
Always remind kids that if they do this, they immediately lose control of that image; it could easily be shared or saved by anyone on the receiving end. (Or even three times…)Oovoo is free to download, and there will be ads shown within the app.
Keep in mind children could mistake the ads as being part of the app.
Unlike Kik, Oo Voo doesn’t have the built-in features like sending You Tube videos or playing games. These are some of the reasons that I don’t have too much of a problem with Oo Voo – as long as kids remember privacy and safety.1. Create a username that doesn’t include your last name.3.
Use a profile picture that doesn’t give away where you live (hey kids, don’t take a picture in front of your school! Same with the profile video (a video status messages called an “oo Vie”). Or, just use one of the generic videos that come with Oo Voo.5.