Social media platforms have gone through a period of significant growth in the past 10-15 years. Millions of people all over the world have joined and actively use various social platforms. According to this research, in every second about 16 people registered on various social platforms. The huge user base and growth have helped social media companies stand out.
Although the number of users of social networks continues to grow in seconds, most users are teenagers between the ages of 13 and 16. Adolescence is the age when a child’s physical and mental development is comprehensive. Teenagers aged 12-14 are very susceptible to influence and are no longer prone to negative behaviors, so it is important to keep them away from influences and behaviors.
Sometimes content on social media platforms can negatively affect young people. Due to the negative impact of social media on content and advertising, criminals and cyber attacks also use social media forms, sometimes targeting teenagers on the platform. After a long time, this issue was finally recognized by various social platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, and Instagram.
Instagram recently announced an update aimed at making the app safer for teenagers. Instagram will make three important changes to the app in this update. The first and biggest change after the update will be the privacy restrictions for teenagers. After the upgrade, anyone under the age of 16 can create a personal account. In addition, Instagram will also urge users under the age of 16 to switch their accounts to private accounts.
The second change brought about by the update may limit the bullying and abuse that teenagers encounter on the platform. The new update will allow Instagram to identify potentially suspicious accounts. Instagram will do this by analyzing whether the account has previously been blocked or reported by other teenagers.
Identify suspicious behavior accounts, which will restrict contact with other teenagers. The third change after the update affects advertisers on Instagram, targeting young teenagers based on their interests. After the update, advertisers will not be able to select topics such as interests and activities, and can only target young people based on age, location, and gender. This update will make Instagram more fun for teenagers. This is also a positive step towards the Instagram goal of making the platform accessible to people under 13 years of age.
The first and biggest change after the update will be the privacy restrictions for teenagers. In addition, Instagram will also urge users under the age of 16 to switch their accounts to private accounts. The new update will allow Instagram to identify potentially suspicious accounts.