Instagram Unveils New Safety Features to Protect Minors
They're cracking down on adult-to-minor conversations
Adults will hit roadblocks when trying to search or message minors on Instagram with whom they have no connection. Instagram is rolling out new safety features aimed at protecting younger users from adults they don't know.
The social media giant also will prevent adults from messaging minors if the minor does not follow the adult and will make it harder for adults to discover and follow younger users. Minors will also receive prompts urging caution in their messages with adults they are already connected to if the adult "has been exhibiting suspicious behavior," the company said.
"This is just one of the latest in the slate of tools to protect teens," said Carolyn Merrell, Instagram's head of global policy programs, to CBS This Morning Tuesday, where she first broke the news.
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