As technology provides greater efficiency, practicability, and accuracy, It has achieved significant growth in recent years. People and businesses all over the world rely on technology and the Internet more than ever. In recent years, more and more technology use has not only completely changed the world and economy but also changed our daily life.
It not only integrated with daily life but also began to become one. And related products certainly contribute to human progress, but technology and the Internet have many shortcomings for users, especially children. As technological devices and Internet platforms become more common, children can easily use these platforms and be exposed to things that make them uncomfortable and may have a negative impact on them.
Nowadays, there are various predators uploading and sharing all kinds of offensive posts on social media platforms. It is absolutely not suitable for children’s observation and causes child abuse. Criminals also use different channels to communicate and contact children on different social platforms, and sexually harass them.
The platforms where these sex offenders are active are well known. As the report recently discovered, there will be more than 20 million child abuse pictures on Facebook alone in 2020, and 560,000 in Google products, just to name a few examples of predators. If you can find complete statistics in some way, these numbers will be even more terrifying.
This of course means that, if not handled properly, the Internet and social platforms can sometimes become dangerous places for children. Various technology companies have begun rolling out updates to make the Internet and technology a safe place for children to use. Google is one of the companies committed to updating to make its products safer for children.
The company recently made some changes to its advertising targeting minors, making YouTube the default choice for users under 13 years of age. After announcing the cessation of targeted advertising for children under the age of 18, advertisers on Google will no longer be able to target users under the age of 18 based on interests, age, or gender. In addition to users under the age of 18, they can also delete their pictures from the Google Images tab.
In addition to removing the option for users under the age of 18, Google has also made some changes to its notorious YouTube video platform. The company announced that it will provide default settings for users under the age of 13 on YouTube.
In addition, every uploaded video is automatically classified as a private video. YouTube has also turned off auto-play for users under the age of 18 because of the potential risk of minors accessing videos that negatively affect them.
Although these Google updates do seem a bit overwhelming, they are still in their best interest and concerned about the safety of minors. If technology giants like Google continue to release such updates, the Internet will undoubtedly become a safe place for children.
Various technology companies have begun rolling out updates to make the Internet and technology a safe place for children to use. After announcing the cessation of targeted advertising for children under the age of 18, advertisers on Google will no longer be able to target users under the age of 18 based on interests, age, or gender. In addition to removing the option for users under the age of 18, Google has also made some changes to its notorious YouTube video platform.