Facebook had launched a messenger app for children – called Messenger Kids in the US last year and later introduced the app in various other countries by the following year. Designed to be safe for children under the age of 12 years, the Messenger Kids app gives children the filtered content they won’t be affected with, and also their parents can monitor their usage. The social media giant launched this new integration with four strong principles – ‘Be Kind’, ‘Be Respectful’, ‘Be Safe’, and ‘Have Fun’. Nokia 7.1 Smartphone With PureDisplay Launched; Price, Features, Specifications: All You Need to Know.
The US organisation - CCFC further stated that they had even tested the vulnerability of the Messenger Kids app by setting up a fake FB account and giving permission to a fictional Messenger Kids user. The entire process took them a matter of five minutes and proved their point that anyone can approve the child’s account. Apple and Amazon Caught In Elaborate Spy-ware Attack By China: Bloomberg.
Facebook designed the messenger app in such a way that the children will be able to register with their parent’s consent only. The group further warns the parents to keep their children away from the applications, on which the CCFC executive director Josh Golin stated, "They tell parents that Messenger Kids was designed to be safe for children, but they don't even comply with the most basic privacy requirements of the law. The best choice for parents is clear: keep young kids away from Facebook.”