Skype’s website and software have not been designed or intended to be used by children under 13 years old. To ensure that no personally identifiable information is collected from children without their consent, we encourage parents to be actively involved in the online activities of their children.
Our company takes the safety of its users very seriously, and we have taken measures to ensure that you can protect your children from being contacted by strangers through Skype, provided that they have appropriate parental permissions to make use of Skype. The following are some of them:
There should be a restriction on who can contact the child via Skype, including voice communication, video communication, chat messages, and the sharing of screens, only to those in the child’s contact list.
It is a good idea to hide the age, date of birth, and gender of children on profile pages so that others can’t see this information about them.
You should hide your children from the search results unless they are matching an exact match either through a Skype name or an email address.
It is very important to note that our security measures are based on the date of birth provided by the end user when creating a profile, so it is extremely important that it is filled out correctly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make Skype more secure?
In order to help you, we have listed a few techniques below:
- Passwords should be made up of a sentence. You can create a password by using a short sentence, but the password must not exceed 50 characters. You can use a phrase that is hard to guess to make a secure password.
- Ensure that your password is one that you will remember.
- Each site should have its own password that should be unique.
- Keep your passwords up-to-date by changing them regularly.
Are there parental controls for Skype?
Skype has a feature that allows parents to edit their child’s profile so that the amount of information that is visible to others can be limited under the settings. There are several options available to them in order to reduce their name to just an online nickname, make a change to their address, remove their phone number, etc.
How secure and private is Skype?
There is encryption on all Skype-to-Skype voice, video, file transfers, and instant messages shared between the two services. It prevents eavesdropping by malicious users and protects you from being eavesdropped on by them.
What is the age limit for Skype?
It is almost universally accepted that a user must be at least 13 years old in order to be able to access and use social media websites. I am referring to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, Musical.ly, and Skype in this context.
How secure Skype video calls are?
The communication between Skype users is encrypted in all ways, whether it be voice, video, files and instant messages. There is a way to protect yourself from potential eavesdropping by malicious users by doing this. The part of your call that takes place over the PSTN (the ordinary telephone network) (the portion of your call that takes place over mobile and landline phones) is not encrypted when you make a call through Skype to those phones.
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