How Instagram can take its child safety work even further
In May, I wrote here that the child safety problem on tech platforms is worse than we knew. A disturbing study from the nonprofit organization Thorn found that the majority of American children were using apps years before they are supposed to be — and fully a quarter of them said they have had sexually explicit interactions with adults. That puts the onus on platforms to do a better job in both identifying child users of their services and to protect them from the abuse they might find there.
- Make accounts private by default for children 16 and younger
- Hide teens’ accounts from adults who have engaged in suspicious behavior, such…