Facebook New Hit ‘Messenger Kids’: What Should Parents Be Aware of?

887

On December 4, Facebook introduced Messenger Kids app, which will allow children under 13 to exchange messages and video calls without making an account.

How will Facebook protect kids from inappropriate content? How can I create an account for my kid? Read about it and more on Nexter.

How does it work?

facebook-messenger-kids-pic

Source: Facebook

According to the article on the official website, 60% of children under the age of 13 use social networks and messengers. However, the problem is that most of the apps are made for teenagers and adults.

Now kids of the age of 13 have an opportunity to dive into the web. Messenger Kids account can be signed up only through the account of one of the parents.

facebook-messenger-kids-pic

Source: Facebook

Adults will be able to fully control the list of contacts of their child through the control panel in the main Facebook app.

Children have the opportunity to complain about people who behave rudely. In this case, Messenger Kids notifies the parents about the abusers.

Peculiarities

facebook-messenger-kids-pic

Source: Facebook

In the children’s version of Messenger, there is no advertisement. A bright animated interface is elaborated to attract and entertain kids.

So far Messenger Kids will be available only in US and on iOS platform, but the Android version will also be available soon. Moreover, in a few months, it will be on Amazon App Store as well.

Kids will find a bunch of child-appropriate GIFs, stickers, filters and drawing tools and will have an opportunity to create unique content and express themselves.

facebook-messenger-kids-pic

Source: Facebook

A special messenger should provide a safe social circle for the child. The program is installed on the tablet or smartphone of the child and is controlled by the parents.

So parents will be able to monitor the activity of children on the Internet and protect them from criminals.

How to create an account

Follow the easy instruction from the official website of the app:

facebook-messenger-kids-pic

Source: Facebook

See also:

Like this post? Let us know!
  • CoolAF (0%)
  • Cool (0%)
  • Whatever (0%)
  • Boring (0%)
  • WTF (0%)
Summary
Facebook New Hit ‘Messenger Kids’: What Should Parents Be Aware of?
Title
Facebook New Hit ‘Messenger Kids’: What Should Parents Be Aware of?
Description
On December 4, Facebook introduced Messenger Kids app, which will allow children under 13 to exchange messages and video calls without making an account.
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
Nexter.org
https://nexter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/logo_nexterbg.jpg
No tags for this post.

More News from Nexter