Facebook to give parents ability to limit kids use of messenger

Facebook to give parents ability to limit kids use of messenger

"We took this feedback to heart and built a feature that gives that level of control to parents", Tarunya Govindarajan, Product Manager at Facebook, said in a blog post late Friday. The company has recently announced that they will be introducing more parental controls to YouTube Kids where it will give parents more control over the content that their kids can and cannot view. The app already has some built-in tools for parents, including giving them the ability to control their child's contact list. Now, the Messenger Kids has received a new feature called Sleep Mode. In the time since its arrival on iOS in December, the app has graduated to Android, but on that same day a report emerged highlighting how numerous "experts" who had vetted the original Messenger Kids app were funded by Facebook. For example, a good use of this feature would be during the study hours or dinner time, etc.

If you're a parent who has trouble getting their kids to sleep at night or keeping them focused on their homework due to constant device use, Facebook might have a solution to your woes.

Parents can now block access to the app during certain time periods on specific days.

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Beginning this week, parents will be able to select "trusted channels" and topics that their children can access on the app, like "Sesame Workshop" or "learning", that have been curated by people at YouTube Kids and its partners. Even if the kid tries to open the app while it in "sleep mode", a message will pop up telling him/her to come back later.

For more information about Messenger Kids, visit MessengerKids.com or follow the Facebook page for updates. Under the "app controls" header, the Sleep Mode menu will appear. You will be allowed to create different settings for weekdays and weekends. For more guidance and resources, visit our Parents Portal at facebook.com/safety/parents. Messenger Kids application is absolutely for free and you can download the app for both, iOS and Android platform for free.

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