Do you have teens (or even kids) who don’t leave their smartphones behind? Do you have any idea how much time they spend on each of the apps? Instagram, YouTube, TikTok … are social networks that make us adults addicted to smartphones, so downtime becomes more difficult for children.
There are several ways to control the time kids spend on different devices and apps. However, originally, Instagram is preparing to launch parental control features as early as March.
Instagram prepares to launch parental tracking features
Instagram will launch new parental control features on its platform in March, According to the advertisement on your blogMade by Adam Mosseri. This tool will give parents and/or guardians the ability to see how much time their kids and teens spend on Instagram. It will also allow you to create time limits for usage and notifications for actions like blocking someone.
Today's social networks are a haven for many young people, exposed to all the dangers that come with them. We're not just talking about the more obvious sexual predators or bullies, the so-called cyberbullying. Children display their personal desires in the lives of influencers, they try to follow the standards of beauty and lifestyles, which, in fact, exist only in the virtual world. There are also dangers of viral challenges, scams, and scams that can put people's lives at risk.
There is also the social issue, children and young adults less able to communicate with each other and with adults, much for fear of not having a screen in front of them. Just yesterday, Pope Francis warned against the fact that young people are prisoners of smartphones.
From conscience to actions
The announcement comes after internal Meta documents (also Facebook, at the time of release), which showed the company was aware, for example, that its Instagram service had degraded body image in young people (particularly girls).
In addition to these new resources, the company says it is creating a learning center for parents and guardians where tips and tutorials will be shared so they can follow the little ones in this world of social networking in an informed way.
Also, in this Action List, is the new resource Take a Break which has been in the testing phase since last month. Basically, after 10, 20 or 30 minutes of using the app, the user will be notified to take a break. The resource is already available in some countries, but Portugal will only arrive at the beginning of the year, with the global launch.
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