Instagram added new security measures for minors, the application will limit direct messages between adolescents and adults they do not know
Most of the social media They have as a regulation that to open an account users must be at least 13 years old. However, several children evade this limitation and create their profiles on different platforms.
That is why Instagram made the decision to implement new measures for the safety of teenagers. The social network announced that it will to restrict the posts send the Adults to the minors.
With these functions, the platform wants to reduce the risks of pedophilia. With the help of your artificial intelligence They will be able to determine the age of the users and in this way to be able to protect the teenagers.
“This feature builds on our work to predict people’s ages using machine learning technology and the age people give us when they sign up.”
New Instagram Features to Protect Teens
Through a statement Instagram highlighted that Adults will not be able to send private messages to teenagers they do not follow it.
If an older user sends a message to a minor, they will receive a notice stating that they cannot send the message to that account unless that account follows them.
Mark Zuckerberg’s company will also introduce a new feature that will alert users who appear to be deliberately harassing users by their activity. minors. This if the account is found to have sent a large number of friend requests or messages.
In this case the teenagers they will receive a message alerting them to “potentially suspicious behavior” from other users. This way they will have the option to end the conversation, block, report or restrict the adult.
Instagram He stressed that these functions will be available from the next few weeks in several countries.
“In the coming weeks, we will begin to explore ways to make it more difficult for adults who have engaged in suspicious behavior to interact with adolescents.”
Some updates on what we’re doing to keep teens safe on Instagram ❤️ Including:
🔒 Restricting DMs between teens and adults they don’t follow
🤔 Prompting teens to be careful in DMs even with adults they’re connected to
🙋 Encouraging teens to make their accounts private pic.twitter.com/l1PZ9uwzeG
– Instagram (@instagram) March 16, 2021