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Meta rolls out new parental supervision tools on Instagram

The features will ensure the safety of young users and allow parents to manage the time spent by their children on the site.

Meta, the Facebook parent company, has rolled out parental supervision tools feature and a ‘family center’ program on its social media application ‘Instagram’ to ensure the safety of young users while allowing parents to manage the time spent by children on the site at the same time.

Meta has been working closely with parents and guardians and has been stressing the need to educate them about digital services and the safety aspects involved, a company official said.

“Over the years, Meta introduced many age-appropriate features and resources that have enhanced the experience of young people on Instagram.” Facebook India (Meta), Head-Public Policy, Natasha Jog said.

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According to her, parents could keep track of the time their wards spend on Instagram and access the accounts they follow with the latest supervision tools.

Parents and guardians would also be informed when their children raise a complaint on Instagram. “With the launch of these supervision tools, Meta is trying to strike a balance between young people’s need for some autonomy while using Instagram and also allow supervision in a way that supports conversations,” Jog said.

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Sahil Pawar
Sahil Pawar
I am a graduate with a bachelor's degree in statistics, mathematics, and physics. I have been working as a content writer for almost 3 years and have written for a plethora of domains. Besides, I have a vested interest in fashion and music.

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