New Delhi: Instagram launched “Parents Guide” on Monday. The new feature is designed to help young people for a safer environment on the platform.
The guide is particularly aimed for informing parents all about the safety features exist on the platform, this will eventually be useful for younger generation to be safe.
The Facebook owned photo sharing platform on Monday, launched the new feature. Tara Bedi, Public Policy and Community Outreach Manager for Instagram, India, said in a statement that, the parents want to be equipped with sources for evolving digital landscape. “As the Internet permeates into our lives, especially the lives of young people, parents want to be adequately equipped with the evolving digital landscape”.
She further added that parents need to be comfortable with working of the platform in order to enable their support for their children. “They want to understand how a platform works and feel comfortable with their children leveraging its opportunities for creative expression while knowing the safety tools available to them that enable that expression in a supportive environment”.
The guide resource is available across many countries, and will provide an insight to parents for better understanding of the always evolving digital landscape.
Ahead of “Safer Internet Day”, which is usually observed on February 9, the Company said that the new feature resource will act as a conversation starter with their children and will provide information about existence of tolls to keep their child safe on the photo sharing platform.
Centre for Social Research, Cyber Peace Foundation, Aarambh India Initiative, Young Leaders for Activity Citizenship, It’s Ok to Talk and Suicide Prevention India Foundation, are the key organisations working closely and actively on the rights and safety of children and this 2021 version of the guide launched by Instagram has key inputs from these organisations.
The guide came with other updates on Instagram such as ‘Bulk comment management’, which provides option to delete comments in bulk, as well as block or restrict multiple accounts from posting negative comments, and ‘DM reachability’, which gives creator and business accounts control to choose who can message them or add them to groups on ‘Instagram Direct’