Facebook launched Facebook Messenger App For Kids

Facebook is one of the most popular social media platform available for each and every people. recently, Facebook introduces a new messaging application for children.So in this article, you will get all information about Facebook Messenger App For Kids.

Facebook Kids Messenger

Facebook Messenger App For Kids

The application allows children under 13 to chat with their parents and with friends, approved by their parents.The new messager kid app comes with the slew of controls for parents. The service won’t let children add their own friends or delete messages — only parents can do that. Kids don’t get a separate Facebook or Messenger account; rather, it’s an extension of a parent’s account. Messenger Kids came out Monday in the U.S. as an app for Apple devices like the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Versions for Android and Amazon’s tablets are coming later.

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Though children use messaging and social media apps designed for teenagers and adults, those services aren’t built for them, said Kristelle Lavallee, a children’s psychology expert who advised Facebook on designing the service.She also said,”The risk of exposure to things they were not developmentally prepared for is huge”.

Messenger Kids, meanwhile, “is a result of seeing what kids like,” which is images, emoji and the like. Face filters and playful masks can be distracting for adults, Lavallee said, but for kids who are just learning how to form relationships and stay in touch with parents digitally, they are ways to express themselves.

Lavallee, who is the content strategist at the Center on Media and Child Health at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard University, called Messenger Kids a “useful tool” that “makes parents the gatekeepers.” But she said that while Facebook made the app “with the best of intentions,” it’s not yet known how people will actually use it.As with other tools, Facebook has released in the past, intentions and real-world use does not always match up. Facebook’s live video streaming feature, for example, has been used for plenty of innocuous and useful things, but also to stream crimes and suicides.

 

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