If your kids are curious about messaging apps such as Snapchat, WhatsApp or Kik Messenger you may be wondering whether to say "yes" or wait a bit. These apps are super popular with kids because they offer richer experiences than regular SMS texting. Kids can collect points to trade for stickers and emojis, stream additional news and content, play games, and even gain access to other chatting apps with different (not always age-appropriate) functionality. They also typically have built-in scan codes that let kids trade contact information and other data quickly. But these apps have tons of risky features, from location settings to chatting with strangers, that make them better suited for social-media-savvy teens rather than tweens.
Familio: a different messenger
With our app, Familio, your kid is able to communicate with you through a secure channel. It allow you to share location, photos, calendar and files through the same app too.