is a messaging app for kids that gives parents some options to make the experience safer for kids.Parents receive notifications when kids send or receive friend requests, so they can manage the connections kids make.Other parental controls, such as the ability to create a banned words list, are available but aren't airtight: Banned words with punctuation can still get through, and kid can still write messages that will be sent when the curfew window is over.
To register with ROO KIDS, kids or parents enter a username, password, and parent email.
They then can invite other users from their contact list or enter a known username to connect with friends.
After that, kids can message friends, sending text, drawings, stickers, or pictures.
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The app itself is not designed specifically for learning, though, so parents will need to play an active role in discussing with kids how to choose friends, how to interact in texts, and how to regulate their chat time and topics.
Since parents can set some controls on kids' chat, Parents can create a list of banned words, but punctuation isn't recognized as part of the word.