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Facebook previews controversial new messaging and video chat for children

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Because apparently elementary-school-aged children need even more screentime….

Facebook rolled out a preview Monday of Messenger Kids, a new app designed specifically for kids, allowing them to video chat and send messages to friends and family. The social network giant said children between the ages of 6 and 11 are most likely to gravitate toward the standalone app, raising concerns about its safety in the hands of such youngsters.

But Facebook says parents have complete control of the app, through their own accounts, from which they must approve all of their children’s contacts before kids can begin chatting. Read the full story here. 

Amber Johnson
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Amber is the founder and editor of Mile High Mamas. She is a passionate community builder and loves the outdoors. She has two awesome teens and is happily married to a man obsessed with growing The Great Pumpkin.

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