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07 December 2017, 02:34 | Clyde Nash
Facebook have launched a Messenger app just for kids
Parents will have to register and create their child's profile in the app, and set a list of contacts whom they can chat, video call, or interact.
If you're interested in testing it out, Messenger Kids is now available for Apple products in the United States only. With Messenger Kids, she said, Facebook has thought through what's appropriate for kids.
In a statement explaining the new app, Facebook said: "To give kids and parents a fun, safer solution, we built Messenger Kids, a standalone app that lives on kids' tablets or smartphones but can be controlled from a parent's Facebook account".
But, only a handful of messaging and social apps - like Kudos, a photo-sharing app - are designed for younger children to use with parental permission and supervision.
Some of these guidelines ensure that the kids' welfare is the topmost priority while keeping them entertained when using the new Facebook app.
He was joined in his criticism by leading children's society Barnardo's, which said the firm is targeting kids too young to use social media responsibly.
But some consumer advocacy groups question whether the app will remain free of ads in the future and if Facebook will use the data to target parents with ads.
Nationwide, parents like Harrell are facing a familiar dilemma: At what age should they allow their kids to use social media?
"My advice: Until you see Zuckerberg's kids using it, stay away", McLane wrote in a public Facebook post.
The outage follows a similar problem for Facebook Messenger on November 30, when users reported being unable to send messages. Facebook plans to release Android and Amazon versions next year. For now the social network giant has announce it only for IOS devices.
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Then, children can text chat or video message the contacts, using child-friendly emoji, gifs and Snapchat-like filters and masks. The reasoning behind this, says Facebook, is to avoid forcing parents and other relatives to download an extra app.