Meta has new tools to protect the privacy of children and young people

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The company, owned by Facebook and Instagram, encourages minors to review their privacy settings to learn how to interact with other users

Meta has new tools to protect the privacy of children and young people

Tools for Instagram and Facebook to protect the privacy of minors. (photo: Meta)

With minors being the most vulnerable on social networks, Meta continues to reinforce the protection of privacy on the platforms it manages: Facebook and Instagram.

With the latest changes in both services, communication with minors will be more difficult than at present, and at the same time they will have different options activated by default. And compromising images will also be more difficult to share.

Although social networks facilitate the interaction of shy people, they also have a drawback; it unnecessarily encourages the abuse of privacy, especially among young people. This group focuses on platforms such as TikTok or Instagram, two social networks that collect a large proportion of use by minors.

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Meta adds more restrictive privacy options for minors

To make it more difficult for minors to communicate with adults outside of their circle, Meta is strengthening the privacy of its social networks to make them more private by default. Unsolicited contacts are now limited, privacy settings are included by default, and tools are available to limit sharing of private photos.

For example, the A company run by Mark Zuckerberg is asking teens to report accounts after they block someone, and they're also sending out security advisories with information on how to navigate inappropriate messages from adults. p>

Meta has new tools to protect the privacy of children and young people

New tools to protect minors on Instagram and Facebook. (photo: Meta)

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Meta, in its official blog, reports that both Facebook like Instagramthey will be more private for all users. The list of platform changes is as follows:

1. Expansion of unwanted interactions on Instagram

The social network will not show user recommendations to other contacts if the recommendations come from small accounts. They have also decided to remove the private message button if someone tries to contact a minor.

2. More restrictive default privacy settings on Facebook

All minors will see more limited privacy options on their account. And, now, Facebook asks that the youngest ones mark these options when they log in. Also, Meta wants teens who are already on the app to choose a more private setting for:

– Who can see your friends list?

– Who can see the people, pages, and lists they follow?

– Who can see the posts that are tagged on your profile?

– Review posts they are tagged in before the post appears on their profile

– Who can comment on your public posts?

Meta has new tools to protect the privacy of children and young people

New tools to protect minors on Instagram and Facebook. (photo: Meta)

3. Recommendations for the use of privacy tools

Meta encourages minors who use its platforms to review their privacy settings and how they interact with other users.

4. New tools to prevent the dissemination of intimate images

To prevent the sharing of images that violate the privacy of minors, Meta is developing a platform that aims to combat these activities. In addition, informational material appears in Meta applications to stop these activities.

Meta has new tools to protect the privacy of children and young people

New tools to protect minors on Instagram and Facebook. (photo: Meta)

Meta strengthens the privacy of minors in its social networks as of today and in all the countries where it offers its services. The tools will gradually reach all users and will be available to both minor profiles and their tutors.

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