At the risk of sounding like my parents, today’s kids are hard to deal with, they know so much, so fast, and at such tender age compared to the kids in the old days (who are probably today’s parents). That aside, last December, Facebook launched the Messenger Kids app for the under 13 guys in the household.
Though it was marred with controversy including critiques arguing that it is a gateway to the addiction that is Facebook and social media in general. There were also more immediate concerns like having your kids talking to strangers online; and the way creeps are lurking online, which parent would wish their kid to be online unsupervised?
The fact is, your kids will still find a way to go online and social media anyway, and the way the main Facebook platform is designed. You as the parent will have little to no control of who, what times, and about what your kids talk to people on the social network. At least that’s the kind of justification the social network gave when rolling out the app.
True to their word, Messenger Kids does …read more