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Facebook Urged to Stop Instagram for Children Plans

Facebook Urged to Stop Instagram for Children Plans. The Campaign for a Commercial-free Childhood issued a letter urging the social media giant to halt its plans for an Instagram for young children. The current legal age to join the app is 13 years old. The letter, signed by 99 groups and individuals, cites research from The Royal Society for Public Health. which ranked Instagram as the worst social media platform for youth mental health. Facebook, which owns Instagram, has been under increasing pressure to prevent young children from joining the app. We want to … find practical solutions to the ongoing industry problem of kids lying about their age to access apps, Facebook, via BBC

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