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Facebook to launch children's Instagram


Thanks to a leaked statement made internally on Facebook, it has been learned that the social network is planning to create a version of Instagram for kids. The statement in question, made by Instagram's vice president of product, Vishal Shah, indicates that the plan aims to provide a "parallel" version of Instagram that can only be accessed by children.

The most relevant part of the leaked statement is: "We have been able to identify youth activity as a priority for Instagram, which is why our main goal is the community. We are almost obliged to provide a parallel version of Instagram so that young people have their place."

According to Facebook, in order to implement this idea, they will have to focus on two sides. The first is to provide a safer and less toxic environment so that children do not feel harassed. This task will be very complex, as harassment spreads in social networks.

The second goal they see from their view from Facebook, is that this version is 100% customized for younger audiences, so what does this mean? This version of Instagram is not accessible to anyone over the age of "x" (information that has not yet been clearly provided). Of course, it will be completely different from what Google has to offer with YouTube Kids.

This version of Instagram for kids will accept young people from the age of 6 to 13, although the age group may vary (it's just a guess). Facebook has not confirmed or denied the leak at this time, but it is clear that the idea of a social network for a younger audience is a priority for the North American company.

Without adding too much in this regard, if your son, younger brother or nephew uses Instagram and wants to be aware of what he is doing with his mobile phone, we recommend you download KidsGuard Pro, the best application to control your child's phone.