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Messenger Kids Now Makes It Safe For Your Children To Join Facebook


Facebook has released a video chat and messaging app to help children connect with their friends and family in a fun, parent-controlled space.

The Messenger Kids app is available on Google Play store for Android and Apple App store. It is designed for children between the ages of six to 12 years.

To design the Messenger kids app, Facebook worked closely with youth advisors made up of experts in child development, online safety and media over a couple of years. The company also consulted with child safety educators across Africa to ensure that the product can balance parental control with features that help kids learn how to connect responsibly online.

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“It is our responsibility to ensure online safety for our children. The greatest sign of success is when our children display responsible independence during their online interaction. The launch of Facebook Messenger Kids is an amazing stride toward child online safety because our young children will enjoy and participate in social media on child developed platforms that have safety parameters to keep them safe.” Said Safety expert Evelyn Kasina, Family IT Consultant, Eveminet.

The messenger Kids app is made for children, but controlled by parents. It is full of features allowing kids to connect with their loved ones. Their account is set up by the parent after which they can proceed to have one-on-one connections. At a glance, the home screen shows them who they are connected to and when their contacts are online. Other fun features available in the app include

Commenting on the launch, Kojo Boakye, Facebook Public Policy Director, Africa said: “We know that parents are turning to technology more than ever to help their kids connect with friends and family online. With privacy, security, and parental control at the heart of the app, Messenger Kids provides a safe, fun space, controlled by parents to do exactly that.”

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There is a parent dashboard on the app allowing parents to

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