Important notice regarding ooVoo (video-chat app)

There have recently been a number of referrals to social care direct involving children’s innocent use of the face time app Oovoo being exploited by predatory adults.

The following message from the City of Edinburgh council’s ‘Child care and protection’ team has been shared with all families via parentmail.

OoVoo is a high quality video chat application similar to Facetime or Skype. It allows people to connect with up to 12 friends at one time and video chat or have a voice call. You can download it on an iPad, iTouch, iPhone, Android phone, etc. And you must be 13 years old to set up an account, which doesn’t slow anyone down who can subtract 13 years from 2015.