Getting children addicted to social media is now’ Facebook’s latest bad lewk.
In an open letter to Mark Zuckerberg, a coalition of children’s health and education organizations and individuals have called on Facebook to shut down Messenger Kids on behalf of the wellbeing of children. ;
Messenger Kids is the parent-monitored chat, photo, and video messaging service Facebook launched in December 2017 for children as young as six years old. The minimum age for regular Facebook users is 13.
Published by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood and signed by a host of other organizations, the letter argues that introducing children to social media at an earlier age will increase their dependence on digital devices, negatively affect their mental health, and impact their ability to form relationships. Read more…