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Adults Won’t be Able to Message Teens On Instagram or Facebook

by Vanessa Waithera
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Users are more worried about cyberbullying. Facebook and Instagram are two other platforms that are particularly susceptible to teen cyberbullying.

According to estimates, Facebook accounts for almost 87% of all instances of cyberbullying. Therefore, in an effort to make its social media network safer, Meta has included new privacy measures for Facebook and Instagram that will protect kids from danger online.

The new privacy features, according to Meta, will safeguard children and ensure that they have safe, acceptable experiences on Facebook and Instagram. Anyone under the age of 16 (or under the age of 18 in some countries) who joins Facebook or Instagram will now have their account default to more private settings.

The following is a list of the new privacy settings that Facebook will enable by default for teenagers.

  • Who can see their friends list
  • Who can see the people, Pages and lists they follow
  • Who can see posts they’re tagged in on their profile
  • Reviewing posts, they’re tagged in before the post appears on their profile
  • Who is allowed to comment on their public posts

“We’re now testing ways to protect teens from messaging suspicious adults they aren’t connected to, and we won’t show them in teens’ People You May Know recommendations,” Meta announced in its blog posts.

Also being tested by Meta is a new function that will take the “Message” option away from teen accounts. By doing this, it will be harder for suspicious adults to message teenagers if they are not on their friend list.

Additionally, the Mark Zuckerberg-led corporation is collaborating with the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) to create a global platform for young people concerned that their private ideas could be exposed on public online platforms without their authorization.

Additionally, Meta is collaborating with Thorn and their NoFiltr brand to develop instructional materials that will help youngsters lessen the shame and stigma associated with viewing intimate photographs.

You can alert Facebook about suspicious accounts in the interim by visiting the report page on the social media network.

  • Open Facebook
  • Go to the Page or Profile you want to report.
  • Click on three dots below the Page’s cover photo.
  • Now select Find Support or Report Page.
  • Tell how ‘Page goes against our ( Facebook) Community Standards.
  • And report the page.

Similarly, to report a message on Instagram:

  • Open the conversation in the Instagram app.
  • Tap the individual message you’d like to report
  • Tap next to the message.
  • Tap Report.

The same procedure can be used to report an account: open the account page, tap the three dots in the top right corner of the screen, and then select “report.”

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