Facebook has launched a messaging app for children to chat with their parents and with friends approved by their parents. The free app is aimed at kids under 13, who technically can't have their own accounts under Facebook's rules, but often do.
Messenger Kids won't let children add their own friends or delete messages (only parents can do that) and kids don't get a separate Facebook or Messenger account; rather, it's an extension of a parent's account. Messenger Kids launched Monday in the U.S. on Apple devices while versions for Android and Amazon's tablets are coming later.
What do you think? Good idea? Are we encouraging kids to be "over connected" at an early age? Will this make a true difference in keeping our children safe online?