Instagram makes changes for parents of kids addicted to the app
Many teenagers spend hours browsing social media apps and now Instagram is making changes in a bid to fix this problem.
Kids can quickly become addicted to social media and other apps. Instagram is therefore launching supervision tools for the accounts of British teenagers. This will allow them to keep tabs on their profiles and set daily usage limits.
The changes will also allow parents to see who their children are following and who is following them. The new monitoring features first launched in the US in March, but are now being rolled out to the UK and Ireland for the first time.
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It works by parents sending an invitation to their teen to initiate monitoring of their account. Once this has been agreed, the parent will be able to set daily limits for how much time their child can spend on the app and schedule breaks at specific times.
The tools also allow parents to see who is following and being followed by their child, and get insights when the teen reports an account or posts on the platform.
Young people can also invite a parent to supervise their account. In addition, parents will be able to view a dashboard on the platform showing their child’s daily habits. Instagram has confirmed that parental monitoring features automatically end when the child turns 18.
The rollout will coincide with a new ‘nudges’ feature being tested in the UK and Ireland, which will see a notification encouraging them to switch to a different topic on the platform if they repeatedly view the same type of content on the app. Explore tab. Instagram said it designed the feature because research suggested “nudges can be effective in helping people – especially teens – be more aware of how they’re using social media right now.”
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