Kids Instagram – Facebook Idea To Launch an Instagram for Kids Is Now Under Survey

With Instagram Kids, Facebook had argued that young people were using the photo-sharing app anyway, despite age-requirement rules, so it would be better to develop a version more suitable for them.

Facebook said the “kids” app was intended for ages 10 to 12 and would require parental permission to join, forgo ads and

Is there a kid version of Instagram?

Instagram is postponing plans to release a kids version of its social media app following uproar from parents groups and lawmakers. “Right now, parents are at a huge disadvantage with the existing ‘safety measures’ social media apps have in place.”

What happened to Instagram for kids?

Plans to make an “Instagram experience” for under-13s, dubbed Instagram Kids, have been paused. Instagram requires users to be at least 13 before they create an account – but many children under that age use the platform anyway.

Can kids under 13 get Instagram?

(Children must currently provide their age while signing up for an Instagram account, and those under 13 can’t use the photo-sharing app without verifiable parental consent

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Why is Instagram toxic for kids?

Kids are exposed to negative messages like unrealistic and unhealthy body “ideals” before they even get to social media. Social media algorithms can harm a child’s mental health by sending harmful and misleading content to users based on even one or two clicks in that direction.

Is there a kid version of TikTok?

The short-form video app has a curated version for users under the age of 13 (new users must pass through an age gate to use the app). For those aged 13-15, TikTok defaults accounts to private and users must approve followers and allow comments.

Why is 13 the age limit for social media?

Facebook and its social media peers require users to be at least 13 years old to use their sites. That age traces back to a 1990s law that prohibits the tracking and data collection of children.

Experts called the age “arbitrary” and said even if it were raised, it wouldn’t ensure kids’ safety.