By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 5-11-21

The majority of state attorneys general have called on Facebook to abandon plans to create a children’s (under 13) version of Instagram.

That came in a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg from a coalition of 44 state AGs.

They argue that social media in general can be detrimental to children for a number of reasons and that Facebook in particular has a history of failing to protect kids on its platforms….

Among the issues the letter addresses are (1) research on the harms of social media to children’s physical, emotional and mental health; (2) an increase in cyberbullying on Instagram; (3) the use of Instagram by child predators; and (4) children’s inability to navigate complex online encounters.  » Read More