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Child safety groups ask Facebook to scrap plans for Instagram for kids – NBC News

Facebook’s plans for Instagram for kids raises concerns for child safety groups.

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An international coalition of public health and child safety advocates urged Facebook executives Thursday to abandon plans to launch a version of Instagram for children under age 13 because its members feared it would put young users at “great risk.”
The coalition of 35 organizations and 64 individual experts, coordinated by the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, a Boston-based nonprofit, raised concerns about privacy, screen time, mental health, self-esteem and commercial pressure in a letter…

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