New Policies Introduced By Instagram, Limiting Interaction Between Adults and Teenagers.
Instagram is introducing new policies limiting interactions between teenagers and adults to make its platform safer for young users. The app has banned adults from unwarranted contact teenagers who don’t follow them and is introducing “safety prompts” that will be shown to teens when they DM adults who have been “exhibiting potentially suspicious behavior.”
At present, the platform requires a client to be at least 13 years old to enroll for their account. The issue emerges when these youngsters, who are basically all alone on the web, get themselves helpless against unseemly and unwarranted contact from predatory adults.
Notification will show up when Instagram’s control framework systems spot suspicious behavior from grown-up clients. The company is not sharing detail on how these systems operate but says such suspicious behavior could include sending “a large amount of friend or message requests to people under 18.” The Facebook-owned Instagram says this feature will be accessible in some countries this month (it didn't indicate which) and accessible all around the world "soon."