Facebook video chat - AmericaNowNews.com

Is Facebook video chat safe?

Are you sometimes concerned about your kids using Facebook? Well, things are getting more complicated. They've joined forces with the web phone service called Skype - which means your kids could be video chatting with anyone.

With 750 million active Facebook users, you had to see it coming. Already one of the most popular features on the social network giant is live chatting - but up until now, it's only text.

A partnership with SKYPE and Facebook is about to change that. The idea is getting mixed reactions.

Considering Facebook's age requirement is just 13, it's understandable for parents to be worried.

"It might in some way worry me because you can't monitor what the conversation might be, what images might show up on the other side of that," said Patty Brown.

It's still unclear how Facebook will run the video chat. Will you have to sign up? Give consent? Or will there be new age requirements?

"If he's chatting then I'm not going to know exactly what he's doing or who he's chatting with," said Tonya Schroeder.

And all of that will give parents yet another chore of checking on their kids' web activity.

Copyright 2011 America Now. All rights reserved.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Fugitive Friday: Central Virginia's Most Wanted

    Friday, August 15 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-08-15 16:22:58 GMT
    Fugitive Fridays tracks down Central Virginia's most wanted. Take a look at the photos and see if you can help police track down these suspects.
    Fugitive Friday helps track down Central Virginia's Most Wanted.
  • Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Physicians warn against giving melatonin to children

    Parents desperate to get their troubled sleepers to bed are turning to synthetic melatonin, which is a supplement sold over the counter. But expert warn it could have adverse effects on child development.
    Many adults turn to sleep aids like melatonin, but now more parents are giving them to their kids, too. We talked to physicians to see what they had to say about how it could affect your child's development.
  • Six deadly foods for dogs

    Six deadly foods for dogs

    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. One woman found that out the hard way when her dog ate a bunch of grapes! Turns out, that's one of the most dangerous foods
    Every pet owner knows a dog can get into just about anything around the house. But these common snacks could be fatal for Fido.
Powered by WorldNow