In an attempt to protect kids under 13 from that wrath, Instagram has come up with a solution: Instagram Kids.

Many of us spend an awful lot of time on social media. Instagram is particularly popular (a far cry from a just few short years ago), and it has found a way to capitalize on the pandemic! Let’s face it, people lives and habits have flipped upside down; moreover, just about the entire business world now works from home. Instagram, thus, keeps adding new bells and whistles to enhance both integration and the user experience—and it doesn’t to leave kids out of the ballpark in the process.

At the onset of the outbreak, students across Turkey suddenly found watching their classes on EBA-TV (TRT). Zoom and EBA’s online version soon replaced as the pandemic worsened. Physically going to school has become a thing of the past. Now, no one leaves their houses, and everyone is preoccupied with filling social media with content.

It’s worth noting that the crowds went wild when Instagram (by Facebook) – one of the pandemic’s closest followers – launched Instagram Reels as a one-up to TikTok.

Alas, not everything has been a bed of roses in the SM world. Indeed, people are interacting with one another more than ever before. However, far too many have fallen prey to cyber bullies – the taunting words of whom cause everyone in their wrath to suffer psychologically.

In an attempt to protect kids under 13 from that wrath, Instagram has come up with a solution: Instagram Kids.

The newly unveiled app puts control in parents’ hands via a Direct Message (DM) inbox similar to Messenger Kids (2017). That way mom and dad can keep an eye on junior and be rest assured that she/he is safe from the dark side of social media.

However, that’s not all. There’s a question on all of our minds: What about ads? Instagram is notorious for using influencers to advertise just about everything under the sun – brands and companies alike. Messenger Kids violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and paid a heavy price for through scandal after scandal. Instagram Kids has vowed not to make the same mistake by doing what Messenger Kids didn’t – tightening its policy.

In light of the fact that an ever-increasing number women and children are falling victim to violence across Turkey, good luck to Instagram Kids, and may they reach their goal.