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Instagram, more parental control over children’s accounts

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Gigi D'Alessio:

(ANSA) – MILAN, JUN 15 – Meta is implementing new supervision measures for parents towards their children and minors registered on Instagram. Similar innovations are also introduced for the Oculus virtual reality platform, renamed Meta Quest. The additions to the Family Center menu come in a year in which Meta has been repeatedly brought up for how she has managed the online activities of the youngest, also through the statements of former employees including Frances Haugen. Last fall, a Wall Street Journal investigation reported how several internal Meta studies confirmed Instagram’s damaging effects on teen mental health, leading the company to delay, and ultimately cancel, the launch of a specific version of the social. for minors. On Instagram, parents and guardians will be able to set up supervision tools for children’s accounts, with which to decide limits on the use of the app during certain times of the day or days of the week and check the details of posts and accounts reported. Instagram will also be launching alerts for teens in some countries, encouraging them to switch to a different topic if they repeatedly watch the same type of content on the Explore page. This move should reduce the sharing of hoaxes or challenges, better known as ‘challenges’. As for VR, Instagram’s new features allow parents to approve or reject purchase requests for certain apps for Quest, block apps that may not be appropriate for younger users, and view software installed by them. their children, as well as headset usage time and Oculus friends list. Parents can also prevent minors from accessing virtual reality content from their PC by blocking the Link and AirLink functions. (HANDLE).

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Source: Ansa

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