A safer way for your kids to communicate.
Facebook has started rolling out Messenger Kids to more countries over the weekend including the UAE. The aim is to help kids communicate more with friends and family while under parental supervision especially during a time when everyone is required to stay at home.
Supervised Friending is one of the app’s highlighted features, where the kids using the app can easily accept, reject, add, or remove contacts. Parents are then notified of the activity the kids are doing through the Parent Dashboard where they can override any approvals. There will also be an option for parents to add adults in a group chat like teachers and lastly, there will also be a feature where parents can select users who can see their child’s profile name and photo.
Facebook said that it has worked closely with the company’s Youth Advisors to prioritize how the app can be safe for kids in different aspects. “One of the biggest challenges we’ve heard from parents and kids is that it’s hard to find kids’ friends and connect with them in Messenger Kids, so we’re adding [these] to help parents connect kids with friends,” the company said in a blog post.
Messenger Kids is available for free on Android and iOS and can be downloaded here.