Read in 1 min Uncategorized Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Messenger Kids Published: March 1, 2019 Here’s your latest Keeping Current app and website review for March and April of 2019: Messenger Kids. The Scoop Messenger Kids is a version of the Facebook Messenger app that kids can use to make free video calls and send messages on a tablet or smartphone. This app is connected to parents’ Facebook accounts, and it allows kids to connect only with parent-approved contacts. (If connecting with an adult, such as Grandma, Messenger Kids connects to the adult’s Facebook Messenger.) Videos offer interactive masks, frames, stickers, and sound effects. Messages can’t be hidden or deleted, so parents always have access to kids’ past activity. Our Take on Messenger Kids There are no ads in Messenger Kids, and Facebook creates all the art with kids in mind. Also, kids can report or block contacts if they feel they’re being bullied or if a parent-approved contact is being inappropriate. Because of the tight parental controls, we think it’s a pretty safe way for kids to video chat and send messages. However, as always, we recommend limiting the amount of time kids spend using mobile devices. Check out all of our App and Website Reviews! Looking for more preteen ideas for your children’s ministry? Check out these posts! And for even more ideas for your children’s ministry and daily posts of inspiration for you and your team, follow us on Facebook! Want some more articles for children’s ministry leaders? Then don’t forget to check out these other children’s ministry posts. © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!