NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is adding a “sleep” mode to its Messenger Kids service to let parents limit when their kids can use it.
The company says parents can now specify the times kids aren’t allowed on — either as a one-time restriction or something recurring, such as after 9 p.m. every school night.READ MORE: Dallas Stars Win Fourth Game In A Row, Beating Arizona Coyotes 3-2
Facebook launched the messaging app aimed at kids under 13 in December. It comes with a bevy of parental controls and no ads. But some child development experts have called for Facebook to pull it, saying it should not be making apps for kids.READ MORE: Dallas Police Ask Public For Help Finding Deadly Hit-And-Run Suspects
It’s just the latest example of a tech company offering some concession to critics who say they should tread carefully — or not at all, when it comes to hawking their wares to kids.MORE NEWS: Missing Canadian Aaron Tschritter Last Seen In Deep Ellum Came For Cowboys Game, Never Made It
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