It’s no hidden truth that the online world is not a safe haven for young ones. And with social media, this gets even worse. With online bullying, adult and violent content always on the rise, your child could unintentionally step into the unwanted territory. Keeping all this in mind, Facebook introduced a Messenger Kids apps to keep parents fully aware of their child’s activity on this social media platform. Now, this app has been updated with more useful functionalities. Let’s have a look at each one of them in detail. We will also look at how will it benefit you, the parents, in the long run. Also, have a look at 10 Facebook tips and tricks on Android.
What’s new in Messenger Kids?
Well, there have been quite a few useful additions to the app. To begin with, you could now see who your children are chatting with and how frequently are they doing so for the past month. You could also check out whether they are doing video calls or just normal text conversations.
Apart from that, Messenger Kids also allows parents to have a look at the recent media files that have been shared by your child. These include all the images and videos that your child has sent or received from someone. And if you find any image not deemed for viewing, you could remotely delete it as well.
The app now also has a separate block/report section that lists all such steps your child has taken and the reason for doing so. This includes any blocked messages, blocked contacts or any contact/message that he has reported. Moreover, beneath that, you could also have a look at the reason for which they took that action. Likewise, you will continue to receive updates as and when your child takes such actions.
You could also view all the list of devices your child is logged in to Messenger Kids. And if you find that they shouldn’t be logged into a particular device, you could remove their account from the Parents Dashboard section.
Just as you could are able to download your Facebook data, the same could be done for your child’s Messenger Kids account. The download will include a list of all of your child’s contacts. Apart from that, you could also get a hold of all the messages, images and videos that they have shared or received. But do one thing in mind. As and when you request Facebook for downloading the data of Messenger kids, your child will also get notified of the same.
So these were all about the new updates in the Messenger Kids app. Just head over to Play Store, update the app and head over the Parents Dashboard section to access this feature.