The issue of security and privacy of user data on the Internet has recently been discussed more and more often. The main emphasis social network creators make to protect the younger generation from unwanted content, to track the spread of which is physically very difficult. You can not also discount the impure users that may harm the child. YouTube has already launched a similar platform for viewing video content and now it is joined by Facebook, whose experts have developed the program Messenger Kids.
The fact that Facebook plans to release a child messenger, we already wrote earlier this year. The new platform is intended for users under 13 years old and has built-in parental control functions. Messenger Kids allows the child to communicate safely with family members and friends. At the same time, you will not be able to create an account yourself, but in order for the child to communicate with friends from the school or the neighboring house, their parents should be friends in the “big” version of Facebook. The Messenger Kids account is not tied to the phone number.
And, interestingly, the accounts of Messenger Kids and Facebook do not become attached to each other, however parents, friends and family members can communicate with each other through their version of the application. There are also no ads in the new application and built-in purchases. Messenger Kids has a video link function, stickers, masks and in general the whole “gentleman” set of functions of a modern means of communication. Now Messenger Kids is available only on iOS, and the release version for Android and Amazon Kindle is expected next year.