Facebook app, and kids are only able to communicate with people on that curated list. The company believes this is inherently more secure than letting kids utilize chat platforms that supply little oversight and are harder to monitor and lock down. However in a period when lots of parents are concerned about their kids spending too much time with their eyes glued to a screen, Messenger Kids has raised eyebrows. Some kid development professionals have currently contacted Facebook to shut down the app. At finest, Facebook is doing just exactly what it states: it’s offering a safe and secure chat experience for young folks under 13– while also setting them on an extremely direct course to continue utilizing Facebook once they’re old sufficient to establish a correct account. However the reality is that some kids are gravitating to social media and chat apps long prior to they hit 13 anyhow, so it comes down to whether you choose Facebook or some other platform (potentially with less detailed adult controls)to be the barrier between them and random strangers.