After the US, now the social giant Facebook is going to roll out its controversial messaging Kids app respectively to Canada and Peru, according to the CNET report. However, This app is specially made for those who are under 13 and it has been widely criticized by advocacy groups that claim that it is “harmful to children and teens.”
Last year in December, Facebook introduced its Messaging Kids app that enables guardians to deal with a tyke’s profile through their Facebook account and have control over who the youngster can contact. It contains no promotions or in-application purchases, and it doesn’t also require kids genuine name. It skews toward letting kids video and content talk while offering kid-proper stickers, veils, and channels to improve their substance.
Despite the allegation of advocacy groups, Facebook said that Messaging Kids app is designed to be compliant with the Children’s Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). On the other hand, regarding of the child protection, the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood voiced concerns wrote in an open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg earlier this year, where it said that “young children are simply not ready to have social media accounts,” and are “not old enough to navigate the complexities of online relationships.”
In spite of the fact that Messenger Kids apparently takes after legitimate conventions — and there are unquestionably great uses for it, for example, a kid having the capacity to visit with relatives. Interestingly, numerous children as of now approach their phones that can accomplish those connection needs. This app has all the earmarks of being prepping the up and coming age of Facebook clients, and that might worry for a few guardians.