We asked parents how easy they thought it would be for a child to pretend to be older in order to sign up to Skype, and whether they had to verify their phone number or email address. Based on these answers, Skype has received a neutral rating for its sign up process.
Here are some of the things parents said:
application process was straight forward and asked me to verify who I was by
clicking a link sent to my email address.” – Father of a 13 yr old boy
wasn't much explanation of the features of Skype through the registration
process.” – Father of 7 and 10 yr olds