Skype for Android / iOS

Risk Score

App Details

Skype allows users to message and make audio and video calls to other users around the world.

Why is it a risk?

While Skype facilitates interaction between a user and their established contacts, it also supports a community of users who can contact each other other simply through the Skype account. Therefore, it is possoble for users to be connected to and contacted by strangers. Whilst blocking features are available, it is still a concern that young users can be exposed to inappropriate content and contacts. Further, parents have reported that security processes (such as sign-up verifications) are too lax, and that privacy and location settings are obscure and difficult to access.
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