February 1, 2018 IBOMLLC Team

No Facebook, we do not want the Messenger Kids, shut it down now

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So Mark Zuckerberg and team thought it is a good idea to give kids around the world, the ability to stay connected via Facebook. As you might already know, it is illegal for anyone under the age of 13 to sign up for Facebook.

That means parents and older siblings cannot talk to little Timmy at home until he is 13 and over. A big inconvenience don’t you think? I mean Facebook, more so its Messenger app has become a common communication platform. You sent texts, share pictures, videos, make voice and video calls to your family and friends. Except if they are less than 13 years old.

Well, engineers over at Facebook sat down with a committee made up of child health experts and parents to brainstorm on a version of Messenger suitable for kids. One that will allow their parent or guardian create the account and control exactly who their kids can contact. The app is designed for kids aged between six to 12.

Facebook also added some security measures by only availing kids-friendly videos and GIF tools for the Messenger kids. The app also comes …read more

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