While the whole world is still figuring out the merits and demerits of social network Facebook’s new user-base comes as a surprise. Facebook has unveiled chat app for children, with parental controls. This app named as ‘messenger kids’ will first be available at U.S on ios devices. The free app is aimed at children under 13, who can’t yet have their own account under Facebook’s rules.
With the current controls of Fb, children will not be able to create their own account. The account will be more of an extension of parent’s account. Children will not be able to add their friends on their own. It’s the parent, who needs to add friends for the child. Though the controls look promising, there is always a thought that begins to linger in my mind. While we adults are battling with the addiction to mobile, this app release leaves me baffled again over extra burden we are going to take to monitor Messenger Kids