Instagram wants you to manage what your teenager does in the app: add new parental controls

Instagram wants you to manage what your teenager does in the app: add new parental controls

  • Parents and legal guardians will be able to receive notices when minors in their care report a post or account on the social network.

The parental control of Instagram is improving considerably in recent months and, proof of this, are the new tools that arrived in Spain yesterday. Through these functionalities, parents and guardians will be able to monitor the accounts of the minors they are in charge of.

Its developers intend for adults to use the features to ensure that teens use the platform responsibly. For example, they will be able to control the time they spend daily on Instagram and the breaks they take in order to establish temporary usage limits.

The parental control of Instagram is improving considerably in recent months and, proof of this, are the new tools that arrived in Spain yesterday. Through these functionalities, parents and guardians will be able to monitor the accounts of the minors they are in charge of.

Its developers intend for adults to use the features to ensure that teens use the platform responsibly. For example, they will be able to control the time they spend daily on Instagram and the breaks they take in order to establish temporary usage limits.

The launch of these functionalities arrived in Spain yesterday, but it should be noted that they had been testing in other countries since the beginning of 2022.

Instagram has also enabled the ‘Center for families’ for Spaniards, a space that offers expert recommendations aimed at parents and guardians so that they and adolescents do not fall for Internet scams.

Along with the release of parental control news, the application has announced the test of a new function that will soon be available globally. At the moment, it is in the testing phase and allows you to change the subject if it is detected that you have been seeing the same thing in the ‘Explore’ section for a long time.

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