Facebook Adds Sleep Mode to Messenger Kids for More Parental Control
Facebook today gave parents more control over the Messenger Kids application. The new sleep mode allows parents to set designated on and off times for the app. The predetermined schedule will make the app inaccessible when parents deem children should be sleeping, doing homework, or participating in other activities without distraction. Parents can manage sleep mode from the Parent Control center in the parent's Facebook account. Sleep mode can be changed at any time. Parents already have the ability to add and remove contacts, delete the app/account, or create a new account from the control panel. Messenger Kids is free to download from the iTunes App Store and the Google Play Store.
Dec 4, 2017
Facebook today rolled out a new messaging service for children under the age of 13. Messenger Kids is a mobile application that gives kids the power to communicate via text and video with approved family members and friends.
Apr 25, 2018
YouTube has updates in store for its YouTube Kids service that will provide parents with more granular control over what their children can find and watch. Beginning immediately, Google's partners will cull together "collections of trusted channels" that range across topics such as music, sports, and arts and crafts so parents can pick and choose which their children are allowed to watch.
Feb 4, 2020
Facebook today launched a major update to Messenger Kids, its messaging app designed for kids 13 and under. While the original app simply gave parents control over who their kids could chat with, the new Parent Dashboard lets parents monitor everything except the text of messages themselves.
Dec 7, 2017
Republic Wireless today announced the Relay, a simple, screenless device meant to help young children communicate with their parents and other family members. The Relay is small, puck-like speakerphone with a single large button.
Jun 22, 2018
Facebook's Messenger Kids app is set to become more parent-friendly and more widely available. Facebook is updating the app today with a handful of features, including the ability for more than one parent to control the app and account.