Instagram starting children’s service

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Social media giant Instagram has announced it is exploring a parent-controlled platform that allows kids to ‘safely’ use the photo sharing platform.

The new platform would focus on children under the age of 13.

Currently, Instagram does not allow people who are under this age to create an account on the platform.

Included in the new platform would be a number of safety features, including the following ;
– preventing adults from messaging people under the age of 18 who do not follow them
– safety notices for teens when messaged by an adult sending a large amount of friend requests or messages to people under 18
– make it more difficult for adults to find and follow teens using the search function in Instagram.

Users will also be encouraged to put their profiles on private at the point of registration.

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  1. Wow Intersting! My daughter Amber Is 3 And would love this! I would have to consider the child restriction though! As she is very mature – Thanks Karen

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