By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 4-15-21

A coalition of dozens of groups and academics from around the world are calling on Facebook to scrap plans to launch a version of Instagram for children. Facebook is countering that it continues to explore the option, which it said will be age appropriate and managed by parents.

The coalition signaled that stance in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

The groups, led by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, cited a BuzzFeed report that Facebook plans to build a version of the social media site that “allows people under the age of 13 to safely use Instagram for the first time.”  » Read More