Whether we like it or not, it's unavoidable that kids use smartphones. So, if they're going to use them anyway, it's better that they do so within a safe environment and with apps appropriate for their age group. That's what the guys at Facebook have thought and created their own version of Messenger for kids so that the youngest members of the household can make use of this kind of app but without any kind of danger.
Facebook Messenger for children
We're talking about Facebook Messenger Kids - Safer Video Calls and Texting, the version with which our children can communicate via instant messaging but without us parents worrying about their safety and exposure. Why? Well, basically thanks to the fact that its functions and features include options to control what they're doing:
- Parents have full control over the contact list.
- Messages can't be deleted.
- There aren't any adverts or functions to make in-app purchases.
- Parents or tutors can read their conversations.
- Video chats with features for kids, such as masks, emojis, stickers, and other elements. More than one grown-up would want them for the adult version of Facebook Messenger.
- Direct connection with parents and grandparents.
- Instantly decorate any photos sent.
- Camera effects that are applied in real-time.
- Very simple functioning.
Kids can have fun and parents can rest well.
Of course, some parents may believe that it's an invasion of their kids' privacy snooping on their conversations because a 7-year-old is already mature enough to know what's right and wrong. Really? We might need to go to thinking corner. Just download the APK for the Android version (there's also one for iPhone) and teach the youngest members of the household how to approach new technologies. They'll have time to learn how to send nudes on WhatsApp or buy drugs from the Darknet when they grow older.