Loren Cheng, a product manager at Facebook who led the Messenger Kids project, said that the company actually has a dedicated team at Facebook who looks at all the reports, and will proactively ban any account that is seen as harmful.
Facebook normally requires users to be at least 13 years old.
It's worth noting here that Facebook itself remains closed to those under 13 years of age. Facebook said it has also created privacy and security measures to give parents transparency and control over their kids' online activities.
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Facebook said that the app was designed in conjunction with parents and safety organizations and is compliant with the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). Millions of parents are part of Messenger community and they asked us for controllable solutions that let them message with their children.
The Internet can be a scary, risky place for children, even when parents go to great lengths to control what content, videos, apps and games their offsprings are allowed to access on specially designed tablets and wearable devices.
Facebook announced on Monday that it will introduce a new kid-friendly version of its messaging app. Instead, parents need to log into their own Facebook accounts after downloading the mobile app to configure their kids' messaging experience. The app was 18 months in development, Svensson said.
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When launching Messenger Kids, children will see a home screen that shows the contacts they can communicate with and when they're online. "I think if parents monitor something and they think it's okay for their kid, then it's okay for the parent". Among them: Will it always remain ad-free, and will parents get ads based on the service? Every child account on Messenger Kids must be set up by a parent. Facebook's live video streaming feature, for example, has been used for plenty of innocuous and useful things, but also to stream crimes and suicides.
With more than 2 billion monthly users, Facebook can't exactly guarantee that it's going to be a safe place for kids. The social network also is looking at building controls around how much time a child can spend on the app. "They want a level of control over their kids' digital world that is similar to the level they have in the real world", says Facebook's public policy director Antigone Davis. Facebook also cites an external study from Dubit, which found 93 percent of 6-12 year olds in the United States have access to tablets or smartphones, with many of them owning a device of their own. Facebook plans to release Android and Amazon versions next year.
An October study from Common Sense found that children 8 and under now average almost 2 ¹/₂ hours a day of screen time - with 48 of those minutes clocked from a mobile device. And, a library of kid-appropriate and specially chosen GIFs, frames, stickers, masks and drawing tools lets them decorate their content and express their personalities.
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