Because more and more people are using social networks, certain restrictions and guidelines have been put in place for the users.
You need to understand that all social media apps have an age limit, including Instagram. These limits are determined by their idea and how they are used.
Because of the recent increase of attacks on various mental health organizations, Instagram is very concerned about this issue.
Instagram is giving more attention to the mental health of individuals, especially young people. Their new policy is to care about teenagers’ feelings and protect them, and they are determined to follow through with it.
The minimum age requirement for using Instagram is 13 years old. If you are younger than that and create an account on Instagram, it will be deleted right away. This platform is trying to get better at knowing the real age of its users.
Most people are honest about their actual age, but some younger ones might give wrong information. To solve this problem, they are developing artificial intelligence to help keep young people safe.
This platform now has a new feature that will assist and safeguard teenagers. Here, we are talking about a few of them:
The first option is that the teens have been left alone and are getting private messages from grown-ups they don’t know. When a grown-up wants to send a message to young individuals, they are told they can’t message that account.
They also advise teenagers who have received messages from strangers to use the block, report, or restrict options.
The second feature is finding teenagers on Instagram is hard for stranger adults. They will not appear on recommended lists.
Instagram’s other solution is that some professional accounts can limit people’s age and control the people who can see their performances.
If you want to use this option, follow the below steps to activate this feature for your professional account:
- Go to your profile.
- Click on the upper right-hand menu.
- Choose to set.
- Tap business or creator (this part is dependent upon your account).
- And you’ll see the minimum age.
You could set a minimum age either globally or just for a specific country. For example, set the limit to 21 in the US, but 18 for places like the UK. It depends upon their policy.
When you decide which kind of limitation you want to apply, tap Done, and then you are finished. And now, only the users that you allow can follow your account.
The last word
In these recent decades, the meaning of safety has been changed, and it has become more and more complicated. Our safety is based on our activities.
As applications and social networks are trying to make a safe place for the users, we also can be helpful by following the Instagram age limitation rules. We can encourage young people to obey these rules for their safety.
Be careful that you as a parent should keep themselves updated and encourage their teens to keep their pages private and inform them about the violent content that they might face on social media.
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