Tag Archives: Kids

Facebook Announces a New Sleep Mode for Messenger Kids App

In an effort to give more control to parents, Facebookhas launched a Sleep Mode in its Messenger Kids that will allow parents to set predetermined “off times” for the app on a child’s device. When the app is in Sleep Mode, kids cannot send or receive messages or video calls, play with the creative camera or receive notifications. If they try… Read More »

Amazon to Refund Nearly $70 Million to Parents for Kids’ App Purchases, US FTC Rules

Parents whose children made Amazon purchases on mobile apps without their permission will begin getting their money back, the Federal Trade Commission announced Tuesday. And it turns out that money could amount to more than $70 million (roughly Rs. 452 crores) – charges incurred between November 2011 and May 2015. The refunds bring closure to a nearly three-year… Read More »

Facebook Launches Parent’s Portal to Help Parents Keep Kids Safe Online

In a bid to empower parents help their child navigate safely on Facebook, the social networking giant on Tuesday launched Parent’s Portal in collaboration with parents, teenagers and safety experts around the world. Facebook recently updated its Safety Centre and Bullying Prevention Hub and has now introduced Parent’s Portal, which provides parent specific advice as part of the… Read More »