One thing that we at the OurFamilyWizard website are very aware of is that after a divorce or separation it may become necessary for one of the parents to move either out of the city or even out of state. This can make weekend visits much more difficult or even impossible. An option that some parents have turned to is virtual visitation or spending time with your loved ones online with video chatting tools. Obviously, it is not as great as actually being there, but having the chance to see and talk with each other can still be amazing.
We found a tool online that provides some pretty great features for free, it is called Tok Box. It can be used for conversations or you can even send video post cards using it.
Here is some information from their website:
We make it easy for you to put your Tok Box on your social network profile, blog, or personal webpage. Anyone can come to your page and see a "Push to Talk" button. They click it and connect to you in real time using live video and audio.
Free video chat
No cost. No prepaid minutes. Really free.
Talk through your browser. No chat client needed.
Embeddable on all websites and social networks.
You control who can see you and who can't