• Instagram Rolls Out Measures for Child Safety, Allows Parents to Set Screen Time on Platform
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    Instagram Rolls Out Measures for Child Safety, Allows Parents to Set Screen Time on Platform

    Social media giant Meta said on Tuesday it was rolling out a slew of measures to boost the safety of young users on its Instagram platform, the latest firm to address the issue. Campaigners have long criticised tech giants for failing to protect teenagers from harmful content, and the popularity of Instagram with young people has placed it firmly in the firing line. Meta, which also owns Facebook and WhatsApp, said parents and guardians would be able to set time limits on children’s scrolling on Instagram. And young users would now see nudges encouraging them to look at other subjects if they are spending too much time looking at content…