The Streamline3 system allows a Streamline3 Administrator to allow SKYPE on specific devices at their discretion.
SKYPE is an online communication tool which combines voice, video, and chat functions. In launching this feature we are compelled to point out some considerations for the safe management of the service.
- Skype is in the public domain and requests to connect online can come from any person including undesirable and defiling sources.
- Do not accept invitations to connect from unsolicited or unknown sources. These may be similar to spam/scam emails.
- Corrupt images can be found easily on Skype. Users may be able to view unsuitable images displayed by other users as their profile picture
- The standard accepted computer use guidelines need to be embraced responsibly. This includes using devices openly where they can be observed by others.
- There is no way to manage pop up advertisements on the Skype console.
- A gender neutral identity could be considered to minimise the exposure to unsolicited communications.
Important notice for new SKYPE users
The activation, as per the instructions above, only allows the feature to be installed and function on your machine. The Skype program will also need to be downloaded and installed on your machines to be available for use. First you must allow access via the console, then visit the Skype website to find instructions for setting up the program.