Dec 5, 2017

Jeremy Hunt hits out at Facebook kids' app

Jeremy Hunt has told Facebook to "Stay away from my kids" after it launched a new messaging app aimed at children. "Stay away from my kids please Facebook and act responsibly!". According to the BBC's North America technology reporter, Dave Lee, the prevention methods to stop under-age children using Facebook are "Trivial", meaning more than 20 million under-13-year-olds are thought to be using the network. Messenger Kids is a simplified version of Facebook's existing messaging app which needs parents to approve any contacts added by their children. The firm said it offered a more appropriate app, which parents could allow their children to use on tablets and smartphones.

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