Facebook brings sleep mode to Messenger Kids providing more control to Parents

For the first time parents can limit You Tube Kids to human-reviewed videos and recommendations		
		
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Later this year, parents will be able to handpick every video and channel that children can view through the app, YouTube Kids said in its blog post, even restricting them to, say, 10 videos or a single channel. "It seemed an opportunity for us to let parents have the controls online that than they do offline". As anybody who uses Facebook regularly likely knows, having instant access to your friends and family can be an addictive experience - it's easy to unintentionally spend more time chatting with your pals than doing something more productive.

With Sleep Mode, parents can try to ensure that their kids are not using Facebook Messenger all night.

Since its launch in December 2017, Messenger Kids is facing widespread criticism for encouraging children to join social media. 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. 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.

This is really cool for the parents, where they can welcome their next generation to the digital world, and control their stay in the same simultaneously. "Facebook told me they would come back with ideas to PREVENT underage use of their product, but instead they are actively targeting younger children". "In addition to Sleep Mode, parents can add and remove contacts, delete the child's account, or create a new account right from the control panel", the post added.

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"Set the times you want the app to turn off for your child".

Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg have been under the radar ever since the social network's disclosure that 87 million of its users' information was wrongly shared with Cambridge Analytica, a political targeting firm.

This is what kids see when the app is in "sleep mode".

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