It has been reported that Facebook is preparing to launch a new social media platform for children in the backdrop of Facebook’s social media services including Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram.
It has been reported that Facebook is working to launch an Instagram app for children under the age of 13.
According to the BuzzFeed News website, Vishal Shah, the deputy head of Instagram, has stated that the aim is to give priority to youth activities.
Ms. Pavni Diwanji, who spearheaded the project that created Google’s YouTube Kids version, will also oversee the work.
Instagram chief Adam Mosseri says that despite the growing interest in children using Instagram, the company has decided to create a child-friendly instagram version for children under the age of 13, as doing age verification has been a challenge.
However, Mr. Mosseri has not yet announced a timeline for developing and releasing this app.
Facebook has previously launched the Messenger Kids service as part of its Messenger service, but 95 child health organizations around the world have called on Mark Zuckerberg to stop using the service.
The main reason for this, they pointed out, is that the increased use of technological devices and services has a very detrimental effect on the health of children.
It should be noted that it is doubtful whether this Instagram version will be released, as there is already a worldwide debate as to whether the social media version created for children has really been able to achieve the relevant objectives.