Registration is open for the very first conference on reducing children’s screen time!
Join experts from around the globe to learn about the latest research, swap strategies and best practices, and share practical solutions that actually work. Featuring special guest author, advocate, and parent, Paula Poundstone!
April 20 & 21, 2018
Space is limited! Register now.
FB Messenger Kids
UPDATE: Read the new CCFC statement on Facebook ignoring the concerns of experts and expanding its kids’ app to Android.
In December, Facebook rolled out Messenger Kids, the first major social media app for children under 13. The app is likely to normalize social media use by kids as young as five. But a wealth of research links adolescent social media use to depression, poor sleep habits, and unhealthy body image – and younger children are even less equipped to deal with the interpersonal challenges and addictive power of social media.
That's why CCFC and 117 child development experts and advocates sent a letter to Facebook urging them to scrap the Messenger Kids app.