Child Youth and School Services added flat screen televisions as part of a new Army program allowing children to send video messages to deployed parents.
"It's very simple," said Elisaeetta Dadies, administrative assistant. "Kids were really curious when we put this in, now they are very interested."
Children can send 30 second videos to their parent as long as the parent as an Army Knowledge Online account. There are various features such as touch screen monitors and the children have the ability to record their message and review it before sending.
"This is a new program that isn't fully implemented, but we are working on it," Wendee Bitto, director of CYSS, said. "The kids have been able to send me videos, but we are still working on getting all of the parents email addresses and some other technological stuff."
Even though there have been some minor technological issues, some children have been able to successfully send videos to their parents. CYSS is still working to verify amedd email addresses so that all the children have access to this service.