Monkey is an app designed for users aged 17 years and over that allows them to be randomly matched with other users anywhere in the world for a brief, introductory video chat. The initial chat only lasts 15 seconds but users can extend the time if they wish. However, users can add one another to their Snapchat contacts if they wish to pursue further connections
WHAT ARE THE RISKS:
Unless parents have enabled ‘App Restrictions’, Monkey is able to be downloaded by children of any age. Serious concerns have been raised over the potential for child grooming and for children to be exposed to sexually explicit images and derogatory or abusive language. As stated in the app’s terms and conditions, the app creators have the right to keep and share users’ content with third parties for any reason whatsoever.