Facebook brings sleep mode to Messenger Kids providing more control to Parents

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Facebook has always remained in question to providing donations or some sort of financial assistance to some of the advisors who have been supportive towards its Messenger Kids app.

With new features such as sleep mode, it appears Facebook is pursuing parental appeasement as a means to getting more kids into the Facebook ecosystem at a younger age.

This is something kids are especially susceptible to, as they might lack the self-control adults often learn as they grow up. Still, some parents found disturbing videos were making it into the app and were viewable because they were not caught by the human curators. They also cannot use the camera, or receive notifications.

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When the Messenger Kids app is in Sleep Mode, kids will be unable to send or receive messages or video calls. In the time since its arrival on iOS in December, the app has graduated to Android, but on that same day a report emerged highlighting how numerous "experts" who had vetted the original Messenger Kids app were funded by Facebook. "In addition to Sleep Mode, parents can add and remove contacts, delete the child's account, or create a new account right from the control panel", the post added.

This is really cool for the parents, where they can welcome their next generation to the digital world, and control their stay in the same simultaneously. A parent can set the chat app to go to sleep automatically only once per day, choosing a different time slot fro say, weekdays and weekends. But some child development experts have called for Facebook to pull it, saying it should not be making apps for kids. "Once you set the limits, the child will not be able to use the app during those hours", Govindarajan wrote. The app is there to make the kids more productive and this is how they can improve and build up good idea within their minds. If they try to use the app, they'll see a message telling them that the app is in Sleep Mode and that they should come back later.

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