Over 93% of 6-12 year olds in the United States have access to smartphones and tablets. More than 66% of those 6-12 year olds have their own devices and according to the same Common Sense Media survey 3 out of 5 parents allow access to social media sites. This data has led to Facebook on this past Monday to release Facebook Messenger Kids.
Messenger Kids is a new chat app for 6 to 12 year olds that is currently only downloadable for iOS devices. Messenger kids offer video and text chat, cool filters, colorful GIFs, creative masks, and a collection of other shinny features. Facebook has waged war on Snapchat for the young generation of digital citizens that are key to their survival.
On this episode of the Digital Parent Podcast, I break down the Top 3 Reasons to Love and Hate Facebook Messenger Kids.