Facebook funded Messenger Kids advocates

Facebook funded Messenger Kids advocates

Previously, this application is available for iOS and Amazon Fire tablets users. There's a wide variety of kid-friendly stickers and filters that can be used to edit photos and use during video chats, and parents can get in touch with their kids by using the regular Messenger app.

Facebook launched a kid-friendly version of its Messenger app previous year called Messenger Kids. The app lets parents monitor who their kids interact with and keep track of their online activity.

Facebook has been adamant from the beginning that it has worked extremely diligently to ensure everything about Messenger Kids is age-appropriate and focused on privacy. Now, their parents, too, can choose to install Messenger Kids.

A Messenger Kids profile can be created by parents via the desktop or the mobile app.

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The question parents are asking themselves, however, is whether they should. The Messenger Kids app also doesn't require the child to have a Facebook account, instead linking it to the parent's account. Very often, young kids are recipients of hand-me-down smartphones or tablets that their parents don't use anymore.

However more than 100 child development experts, health advocacy groups, educators, and parents have called on Facebook to shut down Messenger Kids.

However, child development experts, health advocacy groups and educators still think that Messenger Kids is not flawless by any means.

As far as Messenger Kids is concerned, the platform allows parental control inside the app for kids which means that the parents can decide who his/her kids can talk to and can even mute the users which he/she thinks their kids should not talk to on Facebook Messenger Kids.

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