Facebook wants children to take breaks from Messenger Kids

Facebook's Messenger Kids app is displayed on an iPhone

Sleep mode was created by the request of kids' parents to provide them a way to make the app "go to sleep" for a certain period of time so that the kids can't use it. The new option is being controlled by a parent from the Parent Control center in the parent's Facebook account.

If your kid attempts to access the app during blocked hours, they'll receive a simple message telling them to come back at the appropriate time to access Messenger Kids again. If a kid does try to open the app, it will let them know it's now in sleep mode and refuse access. Google hopes this is another step in the right direction of making YouTube Kids a safe-space for the 11 million children who watch videos in the app every week. Kids love the recommended videos in the app-and parents have told us they are also interested in more ways to personalize the app for their specific style. "From collections of channels from trusted partners to enabling parents to select each video and channel themselves, we're putting parents in the driver's seat like never before". The company has recently announced that they will be introducing more parental controls to YouTube Kids where it will give parents more control over the content that their kids can and cannot view.

Facebook and Facebook's Messenger Kids app icons are displayed on an iPhone in NY on February 16, 2018. When you're setting boundaries around the use of technology, it may be helpful to have a conversation with your child to make sure you have a mutual understanding of the ground rules. The Social Network giant has launched the Messenger Kids about five months ago. Go to the Facebook app and tap on to the Child's app from the profile section. Child health experts the world over have written to Facebook to withdraw the app designed specifically for children under the age of 13.

IPL: MI win toss, elect to bowl against CSK
We also lost some key batsmen early but its a small ground, the ball travels a lot here, there was some dew, not a lot. One of the main criticisms against them is their tendency to rely on the big names in their batting order.

You can find the feature on Messenger Kids controls in the main Facebook app.

This is what kids see when the app is in "sleep mode". For more guidance and resources, visit our Parents Portal at facebook.com/safety/parents.

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