Facebook will introduce several new features in its service, including a feature that can encourage young Instagram users to take a break, and “remind” them if they have viewed content that is not good for their mental health repeatedly.
The new effort was outlined Sunday (10/10) by Nick Clegg, Facebook’s VP of Global Affairs on several national TV shows.
The new initiative was announced following testimony from a former Facebook employee who said the platform was a danger to children.
The California-based tech company also plans to introduce new controls for parents and guardians so they can keep tabs on what their teens are doing online.
The move comes after Facebook announced late last month that the company was suspending its Instagram for Kids project.
But critics say they are skeptical that the new feature will be effective and say the plan is not very clear. (vm/ah)