Messenger Kids

 

Facebook has brought out a safe app that is aimed at the under 13s and allows them to use a Facebook like environment in a safer and controlled way

Messenger Kids is a free video calling and messaging app designed for children to connect with close friends and family from their tablet or smartphone.

Children can only connect with parent-approved contacts, which creates a more controlled environment. Group or one-on-one video calls with loved ones are more fun with interactive masks, reactions and sound effects.

Parents fully control the contact list and decide who can connect with their children. Messages don’t disappear and can’t be hidden in case parents would like to check in.

Parents, and approved adults like grandparents, can video chat and message with their children through their existing Messenger app. No additional app download is needed for parents. Messenger Kids allows children to message and video call using Wi-Fi so they don’t need a phone number and everything can be monitored from the parents existing Facebook account.

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About Mr Dale

I started my career as a forensic toxicologist but later moved into teaching ICT. My experience in education spans 32 years and includes working in three different local authorities and with over 450 schools. For the past twelve years I have worked in Bradford as an e-learning and ICT Consultant. I have been an OfSTED inspector, OCR Moderator, CEOP Ambassador and 360safe Assesor and also have a level 1 Forest School qualification! My passions are electronic music, Joomla, Moodle, VLEs, game making, geocaching and curry.
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