The Monkey app is a popular video chat app that encourages students to have 15 second video chats with strangers. This app is listed in the SmartSocial. Among the 25 [Monkey app] users CNBC chatted with, one was engaging in a sexually explicit act while another was [baring body parts]. Too much nudity for minors, or anyone under 18!
Monkey App Encourages Kids To Video Chat With Strangers
Parents warned over new video chat app Monkey | Daily Mail Online
The world's largest social network was "big" and "made sense" circa or , according to Monkey cofounder Isaiah Turner, but no longer. He and Ben Pasternak, 18 and 17 respectively, have launched a new social network — one they believe the teens will actually want. Monkey is an iOS app for people who have friends, and then they have "internet friends. Although, like every other app out there, Monkey still wants to mine your phone's contacts. Reminiscent of Omegle or Chatroulette, the app connects random users for a set period of time.
A video chat app which allows youngsters to match with strangers has led to warnings by experts for parents to closely monitor their child's phone use. The Monkey app, which is pitched at teenagers, lets users talk face-to-face with random people for 15 seconds and add extra time to the call if they both agree. Child psychologist Michael Carr-Gregg said parents need to be extra vigilant about who their children are talking to, The Daily Telegraph reported. Users can add extra time to their video chat if they wish and they can also converse in text format.