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    Facebook plans to launch new Instagram for kids under 13

    https://www.local10.com/news/local/2...kids-under-13/

    A new choice is on the way for parents who don?t allow their children to have social media accounts.

    Executives at Facebook plan to launch a version of Instagram that would allow users aged 13 or younger to have an account.

    Developers say this version would include added safety features that would track abuse, bullying and predators.

    Currently, Instagram policy forbids children under the age of 13 from using the platform.

    This new product comes after the 2017 launch of Messenger Kids, a Facebook product meant for children ages 6-12. Guardians monitor these accounts by approving whom children are allowed to chat with. They also receive weekly reports about activity on the child?s messenger account.

    Facebook products are already used by about 3.3 billion people every month.

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    Well, this is a horrible idea. Gotta hook them as early as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raisedbywolves View Post
    Well, this is a horrible idea. Gotta hook them as early as possible.
    Agreed

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    Here's a scenario if kids were to get an instagram account they would not only have to learn to avoid predators but also politicians too because I know politicians will try to find their way into Instagram to harass kids with conspiracy theories just like the general social media has been facing for some time with harassment by politicians.

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    Wow. this is a absolutely terrible idea. Going to have a bunch of 10 year old influencers by parents secretly living through their children.

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