Rebuilt version of the main application, Facebook Messenger Kids is a social media that allows parents to control the early exposure of their children to Facebook. The creation of this application is part of a dynamic to expand its range of services to children in the target group of children "aged 9 to 11 years."
Facebook Messenger Kids, a training ground for several adult applications
Messenger Kids is a Facebook messaging application that offers individual and group chats as well as video calls. This version Messenger for children is distinguished by several peculiarities. Indeed, the account can only be created by the parents. In addition, they must confirm each individual contact of the child and may prevent strangers from initiating contact. If two children want to chat with each other, the parents of both must be friends on Facebook. Adults wishing to establish contact must themselves belong to the children's contact circle. If a child blocks or notifies a particular access, their parents automatically receive a notification allowing them to take action if necessary. Of course, this means that parents, who want to allow their children to use them, must first have their own Facebook account.
With the aforementioned security mechanisms, the American giant wants to ensure that children are protected against several plagues, including pedophilia. Protection mechanisms also include recognition filters for specific content such as naked images or hateful comments. Messenger Kids is initially available for iOS only and works as an extension of a parent's Facebook account.