As we get further into 2022, many of today’s top social media apps and platforms have started rolling out new features with the intention of protecting their users. Instagram’s new features mainly focus on screen time limits, account security, and content control – areas that its parent company Meta was accused of neglecting last year.
Instagram is growing in popularity with children and young people. This has led to a rise in children under 13 lying about their age to create a profile. Our online safety experts have looked at all of Instagram’s new features to help parents, carers, school staff, and safeguarding professionals make young people safer on the platform.