What Parents Need to Know About Facebook Messenger



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What Parents Need to Know About Facebook Messenger

Published 27th May 2020

A free online safety guide on Facebook Messenger.

Facebook Messenger is a communication and chat application which is part of the wider Facebook platform and has been a standalone app on mobile devices since 2011. Through Messenger, users can exchange messages and send photos, videos, stickers, gifs, audio files and play games. It allows both one-to-one conversations and group chats, has a ‘stories’ feature and provides the ability to set up a video call session with up to 50 people at a time through its latest update, Messenger Rooms. That’s why we’ve created this guide to help parents and carers understand exactly what Facebook Messenger is about.

In the guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as cyberbullying, screen addiction and secret conversations.

This is part of our Social Media Category.

Alex Wright

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Alex Wright

Alex Wright is a former Facebook employee and social media expert with over 15 years’ experience working in digital media.
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