Messenger Kids app from Facebook in the middle of a controversial debate

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They insist arguing this is a safer environment for children. Many others and especially The advocacy group Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood have a different opinion. The group and several other advocates cited the app’s potential to encourage excessive use of digital devices and social media, especially in pre-school and elementary age children, and that it “will undermine children’s healthy development.”

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Such warnings have to be completed with experts’ fear that encouraging kids to take their friendships online will displace face-to-face interactions, which they say are essential for building healthy developmental and reading skills, as well as an ability to connect with human emotion and engage with the physical world. A recent study by San Diego University also demonstrated that increased use of smartphones and social media can cause a greater sense of unhappiness among teenagers. Those are facts and probably other warnings will be issued. We can anticipate that social media, which consolidated as a strong industry, will ignore them all. In fact, providing 6 years old children even with a dedicated way to use Facebook will early capture them inside the network increasing chance as they become addicted in a few years. Facebook is changing their lives and possibly not in the good direction. Do you think different ?

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