A Kids Version of Instagram will be Created for Children Under 13 Years Old
OREANDA-NEWS. Facebook, the world's largest social network, is creating a version of the Instagram photo-sharing service specifically for children under 13, Bloomberg writes, citing internal data from the company.
Facebook's Joe Osborne said in a statement: «We plan to bring a parent-controlled system to Instagram, so that children can keep in touch with friends, discover new hobbies, interests, and more».
A similar technology is available in Facebook — Messenger Kids. This is a version of the main social network messaging app for teenagers. There are opportunities for parental control. Instagram's rules also provide for age restrictions — the user must be over 13 years old. Facebook was founded in February 2004 by Mark Zuckerberg. It is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. Facebook also owns Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram services.
Earlier it was reported, that the management of the company Facebook provides paid leave for three weeks to all employees, who have suffered from domestic or sexual violence. According to Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, the reason for the introduction of the new rules is the growing number of cases of domestic violence since the beginning of the pandemic. Employees will also be able to take paid days off if their relatives become victims of violence.