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Facebook Spokesman: We Will Prompt Teens to Take a Break from Using Instagram to Help Their Wellbeing

‘First of all, we poll a lot of kids’
By Grabien Staff

EXCERPT:

CLEGG: "Well, first thing, we — I mean, we have paused work on something called Instagram Kids. We actually think that's part of the solution, but we understand the concerns are such at the moment that we need to just press pause, listen to experts, consult with others, explain our intentions, and so on. In the meantime, we're going to introduce new controls for adults of teens on an optional basis, obviously, so that adults can supervise what their teens are doing online. Secondly, we're going to introduce something which I think will make a considerable difference, which is, where our systems see that a teenager, a teen, is looking at the same content over and over again, and it's content which may not be conducive to their well-being, we will nudge them to look at other content. And the third additional and new measure we're introducing is something called Take a Break, where we will be prompting — prompting teens to just simply just take a break from using Instagram.”

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