An international team of public health advocates asked Facebook to cease plans for a version of Instagram geared at children younger than 13.
The groups, headlined by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday, urging him to cancel plans for a platform they said would “put young users at great risk.”
“In the elementary and middle school years, children experience incredible growth in their social competencies, abstract thinking, and sense of self,” the letter read. “Finding outlets for self-expression and connection with their peers become especially important. We are concerned that a proposed Instagram for kids would