YouTube Kids Bolsters Parental Controls

Facebook wants children to take breaks from Messenger Kids

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.

Facebook is adding a "sleep" mode to its Messenger Kids service to let parents limit when their kids can use it.

"Set the times you want the app to turn off for your child". This will allow parents to specifically handpick every video and channel that will be available to their child within the app. YouTube Kids is also launching an improved search-off control.

With a simplified interface, the new feature enables parents to adjust the timings at any time. The new option is being controlled by a parent from the Parent Control center in the parent's Facebook account. But some child development experts have called for Facebook to pull it, saying it should not be making apps for kids. The app already has some built-in tools for parents, including giving them the ability to control their child's contact list. They also cannot use the camera, or receive notifications.

As far as what happens when sleep mode is activated, the app won't deliver notifications, kids won't be able to send or receive messages, and they won't be able to access the app's camera functionality, either.

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What do you think of the idea of Messenger Kids in general? If they try to use the app, they'll see a message telling them that the app is in Sleep Mode and that they should come back later.

You can find the feature on Messenger Kids controls in the main Facebook app.

The social media platform's Messenger Kids app is getting a pretty nice update in the near future.

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. Parents can also delete the account or create a new account for the Kids within the same environment.

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