America: Facebook bans Instagram for children, will start a special app for up to 13 years

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America: Facebook bans Instagram for children, will start a special app for up to 13 years


Summary


  • After announcing the suspension of 'Instagram Kids', Facebook said that it will bring a separate Instagram account for children under the age of 13, keeping in mind the age. The US Parliament is also going to hear against it this week.

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Expansion

Instagram has put the plan of 'Instagram Kids' on hold for the time being. He was going to start it for children younger than 13 years, but there is strong opposition in America. Experts have called it harmful to the mental health of children. Many people, especially the parent Instagram, had also warned against voluntarily closing it while protesting against the proprietary company Facebook.

Facebook has announced that it wants to bring a special app for children under the age of 13

It will bring a separate Instagram for children under the age of 13, keeping in mind the age. The US Parliament is also going to hear against it this week. The report leaked from Facebook's internal research team, which acknowledged the ill effects of Insta on the mental health of teenage girls. However, now the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, has said that he will talk to parents, experts, policymakers to understand their concerns. Time is being taken by stopping for this.

Facebook's shamelessness continues

Facebook had brazenly criticized its opposition to the plan, saying that despite the ban, underage children are using Instagram anyway. It would be better to make an app for children of 10 to 12 years.

More trouble instead of help

From experts to parents, the stand is against Facebook. He says this is an attempt to stick soft-minded children on social media. Instead, he should work on ending bullying and body shaming.