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Why not use Desktop Sharing? This is a front end for VNC, which will allow you to easily start up a Video Session (I guess that is the point of your question). Personally I'd stay away from things like Teamviewer (it works, but security, Wine, authentication speak against it)
You can try DroidCam https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dev47apps.droidcam, but in the long run it's probably best to buy an external Webcam.
Command line way: Open Terminal & copy paste the following commands sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.canonical.com/ $(lsb_release -sc) partner" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype
Actually， you can try teamviwer Install it both on your parents' computer and yours.
I believe that for versions of Ubuntu up to Trusy Tahr you are after skype-wrapper. This is available by using the following PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:skype-wrapper/ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install skype-wrapper No package yet for Xenial Xerus unfortunately... References: How to Integrate Skype With Ubuntu Unity Launchpad: "...
there is a script that copies the needed 20-intel.conf file and the newest intel firmware: http://www.linux-onlineshop.de/forum/index.php?page=Thread&threadID=317 It is in german, but you can see what it does there and make the same!
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