There are two main functions of the Supervised Friending Feature: My child can choose contacts: This allows your child to add and remove people on their contact list. The parent/guardian will receive a notification every time, and will still be able to control the contact list from the Parent Dashboard. Only I can choose contacts: This function means that only a parent/guardian can make changes to the contact list. These changes can be made from the Parent Dashboard. All people listed as a parent or guardian will be able to make changes to the contact list.
- Open the Facebook app and click the three horizontal lines in the bottom right.
- Select 'Messenger Kids'
- Click on your child's name.
- Click 'Controls'
- Click 'Friending'
- Tap either 'my child can choose contacts' or 'only I can choose contacts.'
Facebook's Messenger Kids is a free app that allows children to make video calls and send messages on smartphones and tablets, but with more control than just giving your child access to a phone.