/ 28 September 2021

Instagram for kids on pause

Image source: Getty
Image source: Getty

Since announcing the development of an Instagram Kids app in March, parent company Facebook has faced criticism that it would increase cyberbullying and be a haven for online predators. And then, a couple of weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal reported that Facebook had data showing ​​Instagram made body image issues worse for one in 3 teenage girls. That’s “not accurate,” Facebook said. Still, the social media giant said overnight that plans for an “Instagram experience” for under-13yos have been paused. Instagram boss Adam Mosseri says he still believes it’s better to have a version of the platform that’s set up for children because “the reality is that kids are already online.”

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