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On the eve of the testimony of the CEO of Instagram in the special committee of the Senate to study its effects on teenagers, the company announces tools that are supposed to reduce mental damage from the use of the social network

Instagram announces protection tools for teens

Just in time: On the eve of the testimony of the CEO of Instagram in the Senate Special Committee to study its effects on teens, the company announces tools that are supposed to reduce mental harm from using the social network

Niv Lillian


Wednesday, 08 December 2021, 12:38 Updated: 12:43

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The timing is not coincidental but a day before the CEO of Instagram moral person to testify in the Senate on Instagram damage causes teens, the company announced a series of protection tools for them.

First, the Company declared a tool "Take a break" to encourage users to take breaks from the platform, having stayed Instagram Duration. The feature, announced in September, will initially reach users in the United States, UK, Canada and Australia. Other users in the coming months.

Instagram users will be able to determine when they will receive a reminder to pause, after 10, 20 or 30 minutes of use. Full that reminds them to stop scrolling endlessly between photos and videos, and will offer them activities that are not related to the screen such as breathing, writing, performing tasks that await them or listening to music ...

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CNN, which received an early glimpse of the new feature, reports that this is a step in the right direction but there is room for improvement. For example, the counting is done only for continuous use. If you go out for a moment to check a post elsewhere, in terms of Instagram - you have taken a break. And on the other hand, there's also a big "I'm done" button to signal to Instagram that you're ready to stare again. Similar to the conduct of Facebook in the past, the feeling is that once again launching a feature only to go out of duty and reconcile the opinion of legislators.

The company further stated that they will take a stricter approach regarding content recommended for teens, and will try to interest them in other things if they are immersed in a particular topic. The company is also working on educational resources for parents, who will talk to their children about the possible harms of social media.

And again, these would mean that you have to spend for these processes.

A few weeks ago, a Senate witness revealed the corruption of Fernand Hagen, who leaked hundreds of documents proving that Facebook / Meta, the owner of Instagram, knew about the psychological damage caused to boys and girls as a result of using the platform, and yet did not do too much.

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