Had a good conversation with a dear friend yesterday. I explained I wouldn’t let my daughter install Facebook Messenger for Kids on her device to communicate with her daughter. The app is insidious. Addicting children to a toxic platform from a morally bankrupt biz.
We have also been using Messages, but Signal would be another option. Main issue w/ Signal is that its text-only. Messages has a lot of fun enhancements that make it good for kids – stickers, memoji, reactions, "send with lasers," etc. We haven't had a need for anything else yet.
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