Child Psychiatrists Write Letter to Facebook CEO

The group has concerns with the new messaging app for kids

BOSTON – Some child development experts say a Facebook messaging app designed for kids is not the best thing for kids. A group including psychiatrists, pediatricians and educators has sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, arguing that children under 13 aren’t ready to have social media accounts, navigate the complexities of online relationships or protect their own privacy. The messaging app for kids was launched in December.