Facebook Messenger: MMGuardian Solves a New Hair-Raiser for Parents
By Paul Grossinger
If Snapchat is every parent’s nightmare, Facebook Messenger is the hair-raiser that keeps them on edge from the moment they wake up in the morning.
Facebook’s new, stand-alone messenger app lets kids send text messages, photos, and engage in long discussions without any of it appearing in their text history.
It may be nice for parent’s phone bills – but not when it enables rampant bullying, harassment, and sexual exploitation – and parents feel powerless to prevent it.
Most parents’ current tactics for managing their children’s smartphones don’t work against Facebook Messenger. Reading their text messages? No, because Facebook Messenger is a separate app, not a text message. Checking their phone every night? No, because the evidence is gone – forever.
So, how can parents prevent Facebook Messenger from potentially damaging their child’s future through mobile bullying, harassment, or sexting? Parents, particularly those of younger children and pre-teens, who often suffer most from Facebook bullying, need a new solution.
For Android smartphone users, MMGuardian can help.
MMGuardian has a feature named “App Control” that can block Facebook Messenger. When MMGuardian is installed on their child’s phone, a parent can see the entire list of apps on their child’s smartphone. For each app, parents have the option to either “Block” the app, preventing their child from using the app entirely, or “Time Restrict” the app if it is not unsafe but is used too often or at the wrong times.
For Facebook Messenger, parents may simply select “Block” and Facebook Messenger will no-longer be usable on their child’s phone. Plus, parents can also block any other third party messaging apps they find on their child’s phone, preventing them from switching to a similar, lesser known app. As a bonus, MMGuardian has uninstallation protection and tamper prevention, which stops kids from disabling its settings, so once a parent blocks Facebook Messenger, they know it is blocked forever.
So, if Facebook Messenger is giving you nightmares, download MMGuardian for peace of mind today.