Yet another time, Facebook has proven that it has a thing or two for almost everyone—whether it be a businessman, a writer, a singer or a politician—as it launched its Messenger application for children.
This messaging application focuses on the children of age group ranging from 6 years to 12 years. Facebook believes that this application will change the way children use social media—without any sort of parental guidance and with the risk of befriending wrong people.
Facebook To Launch Messenger For The Children Of Age Six To Twelve
“There’s a need for a messaging app that lets kids connect with people they love but also has the level of control parents want,” the face managing messenger for children Loreng Cheng said.
The app promises quite strong features. While there will be plainly zero advertisements, and no buying cost, parents will be able to keep a track on what sort of people their children are engaging with, as they can approve or disapprove their choices. In fact, they will be unable to connect in any way with those whom their parents have restricted.
Enumerated by a Facebook statement, “Many of us on Facebook are parents ourselves, and it seems we weren’t alone when we realized that our kids were getting online earlier.”
Its motive behind creating such an application is clear and upfront: it’s making Facebook useful also for the children of young age so that they can also freely interact with their friends.
In addition to it, Facebook ensures that the data of the children will not be sold to create advertisement profiles and messenger for children has been designed in the conformity with Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA).
“We want to help ensure the experiences our kids have when using technology are positive, safer, and age-appropriate, and we believe teaching kids how to use technology in positive ways will bring better experiences later as they grow,” the company said.
As the application is available for Apple in the US, it’ll hopefully be skirted globally and that too on various operating systems.