Earlier this year, it was revealed that Instagram was planning on developing a platform specifically for kids, but ultimately decided to pause the project. For parents who have teens who are on Instagram and are worried about the kind of content they see and who they might interact with, Instagram has announced plans to introduce parental controls to the app.

According to Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, he announced, “Parents and guardians know what’s best for their teens, so we plan to launch our first tools in March to help them guide and support their teens on Instagram. Parents and guardians will be able to view how much time their teens spend on Instagram and set time limits.”

Mosseri also adds, “We’ll also give teens a new option to notify their parents if they report someone, giving their parents the opportunity to talk about it with them. This is the first version of these tools; we’ll continue to add more options over time.” There will also be additional resources in the form of an educational hub that will include product tutorials, tips, and more.

Also, if you recall, Instagram had previously announced the “take a break” feature which they will now be expanding in several countries such as the US, UK, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia.

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