With Family Center, Parents Can Supervise Children on Instagram

Telset.id, Jakarta – Do you as a parent want to monitor your child’s behavior when accessing Instagram? Don’t worry, there is a Family Center feature that allows parents to monitor their child’s activity on Instagram.

Family Center allows parents to know how much time a child is spending on the app. Next parents can find out if their child’s account is reporting a particular account.

Parents can also keep an eye on what accounts their child has followed over the past few days and who has followed them.

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Later, information about followed and unfollowed accounts will appear in the notification menu so parents can know.

Instagram Parents Child Behavior
Display of Family Center features

Instagram does not explain in detail how to link parent accounts so they can monitor their children’s accounts. What is clear is that the Family Center feature on Instagram can only work if the child agrees to it.

In the early stages, the Family Center feature has been available in the United States since Wednesday (16/3/2022), and will gradually roll out to global users in the coming months.

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In addition, the Family Center is planned to be brought with devices headset VR Quest and various other products belonging to Meta.

Not only expanding the feature service, Instagram will build more controls, including controls so that parents can limit the use of the application at certain hours.

Instagram Criticized by Parents

Instagram Parents Child Behavior

The release of Family Center is inseparable from the pressure exerted by Instagram. The reason is that the application has received criticism from parents and US lawmakers for not being serious about protecting child users.

Moreover, many have accused Instagram of allowing children under the age of 13 to have accounts.

In addition there are reports from Wall Street Journal who said that Instagram had a negative impact on adolescent mental health.

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Instagram also answered these accusations by using AI technology and Machine Learning to ensure that users under the age of 13 cannot register.

As for teenagers themselves, Instagram is developing 3 special features for teenage users. Hopefully, the various efforts made by Instagram can provide a sense of security and comfort for child and adolescent users. (NM/MF)